California State Employees Food Drive

621,644 lbs collected
Updated 2/5/2014

August 27, 2013

With the holidays fast approaching, it is once again time to turn our attention to the 2013 Food Drive sponsored by California state employees.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in partnership with California Emergency Foodlink, is proud to coordinate the food drive on behalf of the State of California. Foodlink is Sacramento County's official food bank and feeds approximately 112,000 individuals per month in the county and that includes 36,000 children and 14,000 seniors. In 2012, Foodlink distributed over 11 million pounds or 356 semi truckloads of food in Sacramento County.

To help Foodlink achieve its mission, the 2013 Food Drive goal is to surpass last year's generous donation level of 647,110 pounds. I call upon all state agencies and departments to help us achieve this goal. I have asked John Pedigo, Office of Farm to Fork, to act on my behalf as statewide coordinator for the Food Drive activities.

Please identify your agency/department representative and coordinator for the 2013 Food Drive, and email the coordinator's name, email address, department/agency address and telephone number to Margaret Healey at, or via phone (916) 387-9000 x107, by October 1, 2013. An orientation meeting for the coordinators will be held on October 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Foodlink -- 5800 Foodlink Street, Sacramento. At the meeting, coordinators will receive information and resources to assist them with this year's Food Drive. For more information, please go to

Through your kind contributions we look forward to a bountiful State Employees' Food Drive! Thank you for your commitment.

Yours truly,

Karen Ross


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