Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tough 'N Dirty for EGFBS

Ready for a challenge, a true test of your abilities?  Test yourself and give back to your community. 
Tough 'N Dirty 5K Mud and Obstacle Run at
Davis Ranch located in Sloughhouse, CA
on August 25, 2012.

Tough 'N Dirty will donate a portion of the entry proceeds to Sacramento Children's Home, Elk Grove Food Bank and local teen centers. 

Tough ’N Dirty encourages participants to bring a grocery bag filled with non-perishable food items to be distributed to Elk Grove Food Bank.  Donors will receive a $5 gift certificate via email towards the next Tough ‘N Dirty event.

Tough 'N Dirty 5K Mud and Obstacle Run
Saturday, August 25, 2012        
Davis Ranch
13211 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse, CA
(916) 682-2658 ‎

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Run 4 Independence - The Sponsors' Reception

Steve has participated in our Run for the past 6 years
 Deb put together another wonderful reception in the warehouse portion of our facilty.  The warehouse cleaned up nicely and the sorting tables made good serving tables for the wonderful food from Brick House.  Our sponsors got to see the inner workings of our food bank, with staff providing informal tours.  

Jeri Retzlaff, Chairperson of our Board of Directors, thanked and welcomed everyone and did some reporting on the numbers from the Run.  Jeri said that the accounting was not done yet, but the preliminary numbers show the Run will profit in the neighborhood of $60,000!!  Jeri stated that the number of participants was 1,300 runners and walkers.

Thank you Sponsors and the Elk Grove community for making our Run such a success!

 Representing the Elk Grove Citizen, Mary Lewis and
Kathy Sansone from EG Quilt Guild

 Harp, Lovedeep and Stephanie from Wells Fargo.  
Stephanie is our newest Board Member.
Brooke from Chick-fil-A and
Jeff Ramos from CSD
 Tisha, Run 4 Independence Chairperson
Mike, R4I social media and Sharon
From Operating Engineers Local 3:  Matt Schraeder, Greg Dornback and
Dale, EGFBS Operations Coordinator
Travis, EGFBS Operations Manager
John Hall and Betty Hall, Board Member

Again, we thank all of our Sponsors from the Run, the runners and walkers and the many volunteers who came out to make our Run a wonderful success!!  Thank you!  See you next year! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BJ's Restaurant and Brewery

BJ's Restaurant was in the house yesterday volunteering and put together 66 Senior Brown Bag food boxes in ONE hour!!

Our friends from BJ's Restaurant also assisted in sorting donated food and worked through one whole pallet of canned goods. 

The crew from BJ's enjoyed their time working  in our warehouse and were motivated about what they accomplished.  

More exciting news: BJ's is going to partner with us and have a clothing drive among their staff to collect clothes for our Clothes Closet.

Thank you, BJ's Restaurant for your continued support and we look forward to having you back!!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewery
9237 Laguna Springs Drive
Elk Grove, CA  95758

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cal Fit Kidz Club Book Drive

 This bucket of books for kids was donated by California Family Fitness Laguna Club.  

The kind clients and staff at Cal Fit donated many gently used books.  The books were added to our "Lending Library" in our lobby for our clients.  I noticed a little girl enjoying the new books, selecting some for her summer reading. 

Thank you Cal Fit Laguna Club for your thoughtful and generous donation.  Our youngest clients will make good use of your donation and keep their reading skills sharp through the summer break. 

California Family Fitness
Laguna Club
3443 Laguna Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA  95758

Monday, July 2, 2012

Another KCRA Report and More Photos from the Run

KCRA had another report on their evening news.  Board member, Mike Retzlaff, was interviewed and Leticia Ordaz reported from inside the EG Food Bank warehouse. 
Here is a link to more photos from the Run 4 Independence