The final results of the 2014-15 California State Employees Food Drive are in!
The food drive raised more than 623,000 pounds benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). California state employees donated more than $168,000 to purchase rice and food products and almost 213,000 pounds of food, including the turkey drive during the two and a half month duration.
This was the first year that SFBFS was the beneficiary of the CA State Employees Food drive and considering there were nearly 100 agencies with multiple locations and hundreds of thousands of employees, it was virtually a seamless transition. Each state agency designated a coordinator to work with SFBFS' CA State Employees Food Drive Coordinator on details such as barrel pick-up and cash donation deposits. There were many creative ideas implemented to raise money and food donations such as raffles, bake sales, canstruction competitions and more. The state agencies really stepped up to the plate and their generosity earned a home run! We are looking forward to surpassing our goal in 2015-2016.
"We are honored and grateful to work with the California state employees for this wonderful food drive,” said Blake Young, President/CEO at SFBFS. "The compassion and enthusiasm the state employees showed for helping families in need went beyond our wildest dreams. This group effort will allow our organization to reach more families who struggle with food insecurity and access to healthy food."
Food Drive coordinators and staff celebrate a successful year
To see a complete list of agency donations visit the State Employees Food Drive Web site:
Submitted by Peggy Marshall, CA State Employees Food Drive Coordinator at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.