California State Employees Food Drive

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February 26, 2015

With the 2014-15 State Employees Food Drive at an end, I want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed and participated in making this year's Food Drive a success!

The California State Employees Food Drive has long been a prime example of how state employees give back to their communities, and this year was no exception. The 2014-15 Food Drive surpassed the previous year's donations with a combined equivalent total of 622,686 pounds of food raised for those in need in the greater Sacramento area. Of that total, $148,425 was in monetary donations, in addition to 185,911 pounds of canned food and other non-perishable items and 39,622 pounds of rice.

We could not have achieved these results without the widespread support and involvement of staff and coordinators from 96 different state agencies, offices and departments! I want to thank all of you for your hard work, dedication and contributions. Without you, the State Employees Food Drive would not be possible. Needless to say, we are looking forward to next year and reaching new goals for giving back!

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services serves as our partner in this effort as well as the backbone of the Food Drive, distributing barrels to nearly 100 offices throughout the Sacramento area. Their staff and facility support has been essential to making donations to the Food Drive an easy and convenient process for everyone, and I am extremely grateful and proud to call them our partners.

Thank you all so much for your commitment to this wonderful cause!

Yours truly,

Karen Ross


Important Dates

  • Tues., Oct. 13: Kick-Off Meeting/Orientation for Agency Coordinators
  • Oct. 26 - Nov. 9: Barrel Delivery
  • Mon., Nov. 9: Food Drive Begins
  • Fri., Nov. 20: Turkey Drive (at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services)
  • Fri, Jan. 15: Food Drive Ends
  • Jan 18 - Feb. 5: Final Food & Barrel Pick Ups
  • Feb. 18: Food Drive Totals Announced/Wrap Party!