Thursday, January 24, 2013

Clothes Closet Fashion

Our beautiful volunteer Brooke was enthusiastic about the latest donations received at the Clothes Closet.  Susan, Clothes Closet Manager, told me that I needed to go and see why.  The outfit that Brooke is wearing, dress and boots, came from our wonderfully generous (and stylish) donors. 

If you have clothing to donate, we are open Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

If you are in need of clothing, come to our Front Window and our friendly volunteers will help you.  Here are our eligibility requirements.

Councilman's Visit

Photo: Elk Grove City Councilman Jim Cooper made a "surprise" visit to the food bank on January 15.

We were in the middle of our staff meeting and Marie Jachino, Executive Director, went to her office to get some documents.  She found Councilman Jim Cooper in our front office! 

We were surprised and honored by this unexpected visit.  I guess Councilman Cooper had some business in the area and stopped by to see our operations.  Marie showed him around and explained our work. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers at EGFBS

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On Monday we had 68 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente at EG Food Bank.  These wonderful people took time from their holiday to help us prepare food and clothing for distribution to our neighbors in need. 

Here is a tally of what they did: 

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1,200 lbs of dog food bagged
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3,600 lbs of canned food sorted

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3,300 lbs of canned food expiration dates checked

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1,500 pounds of USDA bags made

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1,200 pounds of baby food sorted

Totaling 10,800 pounds of food ready for distribution! 

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200 men's and women's toiletry bags made

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700 pieces of clothing sorted by size

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200 pieces of clothing hung for the clothes closet

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40 boxes made for families of 4
20 boxes made for families of 2

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60 bags of perishables made

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KCRA was here and had video of the workday on their broadcast that night.  Here is a link to the photos they have on their website. 

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The work that KP did on MLK Day was as much as our volunteers prepare and distribute in one week!!!

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Thank you volunteers of Kaiser Permanente!  Your generous support and dedicated work has put EGFBS ahead of schedule in preparing food and clothing for distribution.  We appreciate your help in serving those in need in the Elk Grove area.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mobile Pantry February Distribution

More news from our latest staff meeting. 

Rosa, our Mobile Pantry volunteer, reported that we served 146 people in the Franklin area with food and clothing.  These clients are seasonal farm workers and do not have transportation to access our services at our facility on Dino Drive. 

Here is a link to a posting about our distribution in Franklin. 

Rosa told us of the need for warm winter coats for these clients.  We distribute food and clothing to our Franklin clients on the second Friday of the month.  If you have an extra coat hanging around, please consider donating to Elk Grove Food Bank Services. 

Donations are cheerfully accepted on Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA  95624. 

Thank you for supporting your local food bank. 


January Wish List for Clothes Closet


Our Clothes Closet Manager, Susan, reported at our latest staff meeting that we distributed over 4,000 pieces of clothing during December, filled 70 "school orders**" and distributed over 400 coats to our clients. 

Susan was concerned that the number of winter sweaters for men is running very low.  If you are thinking about downsizing your sweater wardrobe, please consider donating to our Clothes Closet. 

We are open to receive donations Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA  95624. 

** School Orders are requests from Elk Grove Unified School District for clothing for children (and their families).  School staff who recognize the need make the request on behalf of the student, the request is sent to our Clothes Closet, and the "order" is delivered through the school district's mail system.