Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Meet Jonathan Sparks, Elk Grove Food Bank Volunteer of the Month

Jonathan Sparks, one of the hardest workers in our warehouse, has been a volunteer at the Elk Grove Food Bank for six years. He is a Courtesy Clerk and his always cheerful attitude is contagious!  In fact, Jonathan says making people smile is his favorite part of the job.
Jonathan also volunteers for Special Olympics and has competed in swimming, track and field, and he recently won a gold medal for golf. His hobby is singing; and if you’ve ever had the privilege of hearing him sing, you’ll know just how good he is.
Congratulations Jonathan, we are all very pleased to count you as one of our valuable volunteers.

Friday, February 14, 2014

2,117 Reasons We Love PetSmart!

Thank You, PetSmart!

Thank you PetSmart for your hard work, consideration and continuous support of the Elk Grove Food Bank and our surrounding community of family members with fur and four legs!  Check out the photo below - the total weight of donated pet food is 2,117 lbs; a SUPERB effort! Amazing!

This Food Drive will help all of our clients reach the important decision of feeding their extra family member. 

Your efforts are immeasurable, and we truly look forward to working with PetSmart in the new future.  We appreciate and value this partnership!

Monday, February 3, 2014

PetSmart's Pet Food Drive

PetSmart's Pet Food Drive

PetSmart Hosts Pet Food Drive for Elk Food Bank Services                  

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, PetSmart stores in the greater Sacramento area will be hosting a pet food drive in partnership with Good Day Sacramento for participating Food Banks. This has been made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Blue Buffalo, Bill-Jac, Procter & Gamble and Nutro.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) will receive donations from the Elk Grove PetSmart location in addition to the south Sacramento and Rancho Cordova stores. PetSmart will be a drop off location for donations and will have a wide selection of pet foods to choose from that can be purchased and donated to benefit EGFBS. 

Like anyone who has been “adopted” by their furry kids, the clients of Elk Grove Food Bank love their pets. “For some of our clients, their pet is their only source of companionship", said Marie Jachino, Executive Director.  “Helping families and especially our seniors and homeless stay together with their pets is crucial.

Please stop by one of three PetSmart locations benefitting EGFBS and donate to this worthy cause.  Your donations will make a difference for pets and pet parents in your community.