To provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.

Food Closet

Inside Food ClosetFood is essential for life. Unfortunately, many people in our community struggle with hunger. From working poor families struggling to make ends meet to seniors who now live on a fixed income, hunger and food insecurity can affect any one of us. The Elk Grove Food Bank Services Food Closet offers several programs to assist the residents of the Elk Grove Community in their time of need.

Emergency Food Distribution - provides nutritionally balanced 3-day emergency food to approximately 3,100 people each month.

Senior Brown Bag – provides monthly food bags to low income seniors, ages 60 or more, which includes fresh produce and nutritional supplements. In addition, volunteers also deliver to homebound seniors.  

Wellness Bag – a special program that provides nourishment to individuals living with a specific chronic illness including those with HIV/AIDS. Clients receive non-perishable food bags, along with fresh produce, dairy products and nutritional supplements upon request. Home delivery is available for the homebound.

USDA – monthly distribution of Federal Commodities program.

Mobile Pantry– monthly distribution food boxes to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in the rural Franklin area south of Elk Grove.

How Do I Apply?

You must bring a SMUD or PG&E bill, current to within three months, to show proof of residency. You must also provide a current drivers license, passport or government ID card for each person over the age of 18 living in the home. For persons under the age of 18, current student photo ID, birth certificate, medical insurance card, or government ID card. Social Security cards are not accepted.


Kaiser Permanente funded several food closet programs with a $25,000 grant.  Kaiser has been very generous to Elk Grove Food Bank Services and our clients over the years. 



SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency) is a funding agency for the Elk Grove Food Bank Services Food Programs