Serving of Hope Capital Campaign
We are excited to launch the Elk Grove Food Bank Services Serving of Hope Capital Campaign. Our goal is big – $500,000 – but if these last few years have taught us anything, it’s to dream big, work hard, and persevere! We are so close to achieving what was only a dream for so long – finding a forever home for the Elk Grove Food Bank! And here we are! The land has been purchased, the designs have been drawn, and the City of Elk Grove has given us their blessing in the form of an approval from the Zoning Administrator. We have crossed the Ts and dotted the Is and are planning to break ground in March!
Even after Assemblymember Jim Cooper was able to secure 4 million dollars in state funding for a permanent facility, we are short by $500,000. Construction costs have increased. Furniture, roof repairs, HVAC replacement – costly and more than anticipated. But we’ve come this far – we won’t give up now!
The Food Bank, along with the entire nation, is in the midst of a hunger crisis. We play a critical role in food security here in our local community and South County, for so many vulnerable groups. 23% of our clients are seniors and another 25% are children. We know that hunger is an economic issue, but it carries with it severe and long-lasting physiological, psychological, and behavioral problems if left unaddressed. While EGFBS is making steady progress to alleviate food insecurity, much work needs to be done. Located at 9888 Kent Street, just off Waterman Road, the new facility will more than double our existing space, allowing us to significantly and dramatically increase our capacity to reach and serve families, seniors, children, and the homeless. In addition, we will be able to provide innovative and educational programs to foster long-term sustainability.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented all of us with countless and unimaginable challenges this last year. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity from our donors, Elk Grove Food Bank Services was not only able to continue its community outreach, but was able to expand its reach and services. It is our supporters who remain at the heart of all we are able to accomplish and who respond in ways far greater than we ever expect.
- Facility Expenses in addition to the property purchase (2 acres) and new warehouse construction (9,934 square feet)
- Land improvements and utilities
- Building permits
- 600 square foot walk-in refrigerator and freezer
- Contingency costs
- Roof repair on the existing office building
- HVAC unit replacement in the existing office building
And so we come to you once again to ask for your help in securing the necessary funds to ensure the Elk Grove Food Bank has a permanent facility to provide one of the most basic needs – food – to the most vulnerable in our community – seniors, disabled, the working poor, and those unemployed. For these individuals and families, a serving of hope is a box of groceries.
EGFBS is building a special donor wall of recognition. Whether an individual donor, family, organization, or business, you are invited to add your name at one of the following investment levels.
|$50,000 to $99,999
|$25,000 to $49,999
|$10,000 to $24,999
|$5,000 to $9,999
|$1,000 to $4,999
Naming Rights Opportunities:
How will you leave your legacy on the new Food Bank facility?
The Elk Grove Food Bank Services vision for the future wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of our friends and donors. Heartfelt thanks to Assemblymember, and the many individuals, community partners, businesses, service clubs, and groups who have supported this journey. If you haven’t already, please join them in providing a serving of hope for a stronger, healthier region – both now and into the future.