FALL 2015 eNEWSLETTER
VOTED BEST
NON-PROFIT IN ELK GROVE
Thank you Elk Grove for voting us the "Best Non-Profit Organization" ~ we are honored to serve the community.
EVENTS CALENDAR
EGFBS Annual Turkey Drive
November 1
Hosted by Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Council Member Steve Detrick. See 
for more information.
Harvest Festival
November 20-22
Sacramento Cal Expo
Save $2.00 by donating a non-perishable, unexpired food item. Sponsored by AT&T and Elk Grove Food Bank Services. For more information visit
Sacramento Harvest Festival
KCRA Kids Can Food Drive
October 12 to November 13
Support your local food bank, the Elk Grove Food Bank, by donating to your children's EGUSD school. Non-perishable, unexpired food items accepted.
Fall Harvest Food & Clothing Drive sponsored by Elk Grove
Mayor  Gary Davis
October 12 to November 20

Call for Kids Can Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers to help with picking up filled Kids Can boxes from local schools beginning the week of November 16th. For more information email Kids Can Coordinator.

Kicking off the Fall season, EGFBS Pumpkin Patch booth at the Giant Pumpkin Festival raised money to feed the local hungry. Pictured are Arnie Zimmerman, EGFBS Board member Mark Jansson, Iris Zimmerman, and volunteer Jonathan Sparks.


GREETINGS
From the 
Elk Grove Food Bank
Executive Director Marie Jachino
Greetings!
 
Before the hectic holiday season begins, I would like to thank everyone in our community that supported our Run 4 Hunger in June. I want to give a special thank you to the Event Chair, Diane Hollingshead, who was instrumental in the success of this event. We raised over $69,000 for programs and services at the Food Bank.
 
On another note, I want to also express my deepest gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our Harvest of Hope Gala in September. The event was a huge success with almost 200 attendees, and raised over $25,000 with proceeds going to our building fund. I'd like to thank our Chairs Glenda Simas and Betty Hall, our Premier Sponsors Elk Grove Congregational Church and First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, our Diamond Sponsor Jackson Properties, Inc., our Live Auctioneer Vice Mayor Pat Hume, Master of Ceremony Jerry Braxmeyer, our Gala Committee Karla Haiberg, Kim Gillin, Phyllis Davis, our event volunteers, our gracious hosts Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Wertz, and everyone who made this event a night to remember.
 
We deeply appreciate that you remain ever committed to our mission of "providing essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need." Through your kind support and sincere compassion our work is made possible.
 
Although you may never know the names or hear the voices of the families, seniors, children, and homeless persons you have helped; you are making a difference in thousands of lives every month.
 
Thank you again for your generous support of Elk Grove Food Bank Services and those we serve.
 
Marie Jachino
ELK GROVE NIGHT WITH THE KINGS
A night to benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank
The City of Elk Grove has set the inaugural Elk Grove Night with the Kings on Friday, November 6, 2015. A portion of ticket sales for the game between the Kings and the Houston Rockets will benefit Elk Grove Food Bank Services' Building Fund. Bring a canned food donation to the game to be entered in a raffle for a seat upgrade. Follow this link to the event:


ELK GROVE FOOD BANK EXPANDS MOBILE SERVICES
In an effort to meet the growing demand for assistance from local seniors, EG Food Bank has expanded its services to two additional Senior Mobile Pantry distribution sites. The Food Bank will transport groceries to the Vintage at Laguna and the Vintage at Laguna II senior apartments starting in October 2015.
FEEDING THE MINDS AND BODIES OF STUDENTS
by Veronica Lopez, PhD, NUTRI Adjunct Professor & Judy Sala, EGFBS Case Manager
What is food insecurity? Food insecurity is reduced quality food
and/or reduced food intake. The hopelessness of food insecurity is a very real and devastating fact for nearly 4 million Americans today. Almost 10% of the residents of Elk Grove living at or below the poverty level deal with this issue every day. This is important because more than 60% of CRC students classify themselves as living at or below the poverty level (Fall 2014 reports). College students may be prone to malnutrition. This would directly
affect healthy brain development and their ability to focus in class.
Our students may be too hungry to learn!

Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) strive to overcome food
insecurity. Established more than 41 years ago, EGFBS is the primary, and in some areas, the only food bank serving all of Elk Grove, Sloughhouse, Rancho Marietta, the Wilton/Franklin area, some areas of South Sacramento, and the homeless. One of the missions of the EGFBS is to help eliminate food insecurity for residents of the eight zip codes they serve through several
mechanisms.

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