Help us reach our 2019 goal!

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Procedures for Online or Outside of Sacramento Donations

Live in Sacramento

All monetary donations are used by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to purchase food items, in bulk, which are then distributed to our 200 Partner Agencies throughout Sacramento County. Financial donations are very important to this program. Through your generosity, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is able to maximize buying power through volume purchasing.

There are two ways to donate financially to the Food drive. The most convenient, secure and preferred way is via your agency (team) page on our online platform. You can also deposit donations directly into the CA State Employees food drive Wells Fargo account. To set up your agency page, or how to get details on making a deposit at Wells Fargo, refer to the coordinator manual for full instructions.

Live Outside of Sacramento

For employees who reside elsewhere in California, visit the California Association of Food Banks to find your local food bank . Simply enter your zip code to find the one closest to you!

Donating Food?

If you are donating food to food banks located outside of the Sacramento area, send a weight receipt from the food bank. Weight receipts need to be on the food bank’s letterhead or standard receipt format with the following information: Total poundage of food donated, state agency name and date. Scan and send to

Donating Money?

If you would prefer to financially donate to a food bank in your area (outside of Sacramento County) you can still receive food drive credit by sending an official receipt on letterhead to Peggy Marshall.

Important: Funds collected for the CA State Employees Food Drive cannot be used to offset employees/agency expenses. (For example: reimbursement for mileage/gas) All funds collected must be applied to the Food Drive as required by law.

Download and Print the 2019 Poster

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Letter from Blake Young

Right-click and choose "Save link as..." to save the poster on your computer (5.9 MB JPG, 24"x36", 150dpi)

Important Dates

  • September 9 -24: Designate your agency coordinator and advise Peggy Marshall
  • October 3: SEFD Orientation 2:00pm – 4:00pm, CDFA Auditorium: 1220 N Street
  • October 14 – November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 4: Food Drive begins
  • Thursday November 21: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 28: Run to Feed the Hungry / Thanksgiving Day
  • December 14, 19 & 20: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 10: Food Drive ends
  • January 13 – January 31: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 7: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 14: Totals, awards & thanks video post