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November 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services!

We have lots to be grateful for this holiday season! The generosity of the community was evident as thousands rolled by on November 19th to donate turkeys for our annual Turkey Drive 7000. Over 7,000 turkeys were donated which were then distributed along with all the fixings the following Monday and Tuesday to over 6,000 families in need (the rest were distributed to other charities). Thanks to the generosity of the community, so many families who might not otherwise afford a nice meal were able to enjoy a hearty holiday meal with their families.

Of course we're thankful this holiday season for the over 25,000 participants who turned out for our 17th annual Run to Feed the Hungry 5k and 10k walk and run. In spite of cold weather, the spirit of giving was evident at this event which has become a family tradition for many. Funds generated from the event go to support all eight of our programs year-round. We couldn't do it without the support of everyone!

And the holidays aren't over yet at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Opportunities abound to adopt a family for the holidays by purchasing gifts for the family, or start a food drive at your organization. There are always lots of ways to get involved to serve the need here in Sacramento.

For more information on volunteer opportunities see our website,
To read more about the Run to Feed the Hungry, check your local news sources, The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Press along with KCRA.

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