Elk Grove Food Bank Expands Senior Services; Announces Annual Fall Harvest Drive

October 12, 2015 | The Elk Grove Food Bank Services announced today as a result of growing demands from seniors in Elk Grove, it ...



October 12, 2015 |

The Elk Grove Food Bank Services announced today as a result of growing demands from seniors in Elk Grove, it is expanding services with two additional 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. 

According to EGFBS Executive Director Marie Jachino, their largest demand for services has come from the senior community. In 2010 the monthly average was 247 seniors served, while the average of the first four months in 2015 was 939 seniors served, a 280-percent increase.  In the past 16 months alone, the number of seniors seeking assistance has more than doubled. 

“Of all our clients, our seniors are the most vulnerable,” Jachino said. “These clients are on fixed incomes and their budgets cannot withstand any increase in expenses.  The growing number of senior clients and their transportation issues led us to expand our Mobile Pantry program.” 

The Mobile Pantry Program will be available at the following locations:

Distribution Site 1:  Vintage at Laguna Senior Apartments
                                    9210 Big Horn Boulevard
                                    Elk Grove CA 95758

Distribution Site 2:  Vintage at Laguna II Senior Apartments
                                    9204 Big Horn Boulevard
                                    Elk Grove, CA  95758

When:  Second Wednesday of the month, starting October 14, 2015, distribution starts at 10 a.m.

Additionally, the EGFBS service is conducting its Second Annual Elk Grove Food Bank Services Fall Harvest Food and Clothing Drive. More information about the drive that seeks to build supply before the high-demand Holiday period, is available here

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