Assemblymember Cooper steps-up to aid Elk Grove Food Bank - Will Elk Grove City Councilmembers, other elected officials follow?

This afternoon California Assemblymember Jim Cooper said he would donate $20,000 to assist the Elk Grove Food Bank Services in its efforts to fund $100,000 needed to assist at-risk clients.

Cooper, a former Elk Grove City Councilmember and three-term Assemblymember noted the increased demands on the Elk Grove Food Bank with the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“The Elk Grove Food Bank has seen a 263-percent increase in demand in the last seven days, thousands of people are dependent now more than ever on the services the food bank provides,” Cooper said. “That’s why today I will donate $20,00 to the Elk Grove Food Bank and urge my fellow community leaders to also donate or volunteer their time during this unprecedented moment.”

Cooper also said he is working with the Governor's office and the Office of Emergency Services to assist Elk Grove Food Bank Services to ensure they have the resources to provide critical services. Food banks across the nation have experienced high-demand since the various stay in shelter orders have been released, particularly from disabled and senior citizens.

In a guest editorial publish on EGN on Friday, Elk Grove City Councilmembers were urged to make contributions from their campaign funds to provide emergency stopgap funding for the Elk Grove Food Bank. As of today, none of the five councilmembers have addressed the request.  

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