WE DID IT!
March 7, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of state employees, we surpassed our goal for the 2012 State Employees' Food Drive. In conjunction with our partners at the California Emergency Foodlink, we collected more than 647,000 pounds of food and rice during the two-and-a-half month event.
Foodlink will distribute the food to agencies and programs throughout the greater Sacramento area. The bountiful food donations will support Foodlink through the Spring of this year.
Thank you again for your commitment, kindness and support of the 2012 Food Drive.
November 1, 2012
With the holidays fast approaching, it is once again time to turn our attention to the 2012 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 102,000 individuals per month in the county. Of these individuals, approximately 35,000 are children and 8,000 are seniors. In 2011, Foodlink distributed over 12 million pounds of food in Sacramento County.
To help Foodlink achieve their mission, the 2012 Food Drive goal is to surpass last year's generous donation level of 618,000 pounds. I call upon all state agencies and departments to help us achieve this goal. I have asked Jeff Cesca, Special Assistant, Division of Marketing Services, to act on my behalf as statewide coordinator for the Food Drive activities.
Through your kind contributions we look forward to a bountiful State Employees' Food Drive! Thank you for your commitment.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.Visit his website
- Tuesday, October 16: Agency Representative Orientation @ FoodLink
- October 22 – November 2: Food Barrels Delivered
- Thursday, November 1: Food Drive Begins!
- Volunteer Days: See Various Dates
- Thursday, November 15: Turkey Drop @ CDFA headquarters
- January 15: Food Drive ends