Help Your Community - Join the Elk Grove Food Bank Monthly Giving Club

April 8, 2015 | Most people have probably heard the saying "giving knows no season." Like many charitable organizations, thi...

April 8, 2015 |

Most people have probably heard the saying "giving knows no season." Like many charitable organizations, this applies to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services.

Like many groups, the EGFBS receives large monetary and food contributions during the Thanksgiving through Christmas Holiday season. While that help is always welcome, the needs of the clients served by the EGFBS is year-round.

To address this year round need, the Elk Grove Community Connection, with the full support of the EGFBS, has launched a community-wide effort dubbed the "Elk Grove Food Bank Services Monthly Giving Club."

The idea is simple - sign up to make a monthly donation that will be directly paid to the EGFBS. By doing this, the EGFBS can ensure it will have year round funding to meet the needs of people in our community. 

To donate, simply click this link and fill out the information. 

Any individual or business that would like a personalized invitation card to distribute to their personal network, (similar to the ad posted in the right column of this site) contact Elk Grove Community Connection's Connie Conley via email at connie4eg @

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Capt. Benjamin Willard said...

From what this story suggests and from what I can gather, it seems this effort was spearheaded by the Elk Grove Community Connection and Ms. Conley. If this is in fact the case, thank you Ms. Conley for your leadership on this matter. This is a worthy cause to help our neighbors who are in need.

David Webb said...

Ditto the comment above.

Too bad our mayor is trying to get Olympic pools built instead of helping the actual community in need.

As usual, NO LEADERSHIP!!!
So sad.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree...a great cause for sure.

While our median trees are dying during restrictions on watering, our Mayor is pushing for an Olympic Pool. Some crazy thinkin' for sure.......

Connie said...

One of my favorite mantras is, “Words without action are meaningless.” All of this started with one email to Elk Grove Food Bank Executive Director Marie Jachino. She, and her staff, did what was necessary to get the idea approved and up and running.

Since the launching yesterday, many people in the community immediately responded and are now partnering on this new program to get the word into the community, including this local news outlet and others.

The truth is the food bank needs a new building; not to mention ongoing revenue to fund all of their services year round.

The Elk Grove Food Bank Monthly Giving Club will need the help of everyone to get the word out as we want this program to be a far-reaching effort. Just think if we could get 1,000 people to donate just $10 a month, the food bank would receive $10,000 each month; even $5.00 each month would make a difference!

Thanks to all who are able to step up and give to make a difference. No donation is too small!

Linda Ford said...

Marie Jachino, the Elk Grove Food Bank Board and their many volunteers do an amazing job serving the Elk Grove community. Their many programs serve the youngest to the oldest among us. By making a small monthly contribution to the Elk Grove Food Bank you can make every month "a giving season" and assist those in our community who need a helping hand up.

Steve L said...

To Mr. Webb:

In all fairness to our council, I did receive an e-mail with the attached flyer requesting a donation to the cause from Councilman Detrick. I assume i received it along with all others on his e-mail address book.

So, at least someone in a leadership role acted on this cause to better our community and those less fortunate. Thank you Mr. Detrick.

Anonymous said...

While this may be a great idea for raising money for a good cause, I just can't seem to get the idea of having my measly $10.00 a month donation handled this way...through receiving a bill monthly for using EBay. I'll just keep up by donating a turkey, canned goods and a one-time yearly check. JMHO

Anonymous said...

LOL...Sorry, had been shopping on EBay, one track mind, meant PayPal.

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