Sunday, August 24, 2014

SETA Employment Workshops Coming Soon!

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) will be holding workshops to help in your job search. Learn about resumes, communication, using the career center, managing life and work, workplace culture, and the interview. Understanding what makes you “stand out from the crowd” in the employer’s view is crucial to landing and keeping that job. 

The Workshops will be held on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, starting September 23, 2014. Six workshops will be held at Elk Grove Food Bank Services, 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA 95624. 

Contact Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 916-685-8453 for more information.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Orange" You the Best, Raley's Food for Families!!

 Thank you Raley's for your Innovation and Generosity!

Here is Elk Grove Food Bank Services's (EGFBS) first produce order from the recently launched  Raley's Food For Families Produce Pilot ProgramThe Food For Families hopes to address hunger and obesity simultaneously by making fresh produce available for those who normally wouldn't have access to it. EGFBS was selected to be a part of the pilot program.

Pictured on the left is Ken Franklin, EGFBS
Operations Manager and on the right, Brian Brannon from Raley's. Look at all of the delicious, fresh produce that will be shared with our clients!

Here is Brian Brannon from Raley's.  The Raley's Food for Families Produce Pilot Program ran from June 9 - July 31.  Raley's provided a matching donation for every dollar donated during the Summer Donation drive, up to $25,000.

So, a BIG Shout Out to our community.  Thank you for participating.  Thank you for this generous giving in your community.  And, thank you for supporting the EGFBS!  

We couldn't do it without you!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Totally Free Tomato Tasting!

Do Heirloom tomatoes taste different than Cherry tomatoes? Do Sweet 100s taste different than Grape tomatoes?  Come on down and see...or rather, taste!

Join us Saturday, September 6th from 9 am to Noon.

We will have Information Booths from:
* City of Elk Grove
* Master Food Preserves
* Gardeners of the Grove will  have a children's craft booth
* Master Gardeners
* Elk Grove Water District
* Plates 2Envy (yard art)

There will be a children's Composting class.

The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center is located at 10025 Hampton Oak Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thank You Boy Scout Troop #59

Come down and see the new Clothes Closet sorting table at The Elk Grove Food Bank!! 

Team means: Together Everyone Achieves More!  With a huge thankful heart we appreciate this gift of wood made and presented to the Food Bank! 

THANK YOU to Mark Hamil and the entire Troop 59 for their tremendous ability to direct individual accomplishment toward this wonderful organizational goal, and their hard work together toward this beautiful common vision. 

We sing a song of gratitude to the young men of Troop 59!!