Help us reach our 2017 goal!

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800,000 lbs 

Procedures for Food Pick Up

Click here for the Barrel delivery schedule for the 2017 food drive. The list is in alphabetical order by agency name. Please verify all of the locations, contact names and numbers for accuracy. If you have any changes to this list, email Peggy Marshall at as soon as possible.

SFBFS has a limited number of barrels available for the State Employees Food Drive. Please review the delivery schedule to confirm your agency's delivery date, location addresses and number of barrels. Please e-mail any requests for changes in the schedule to Peggy Marshall at

If you need a pick-up before your scheduled final pick-up date, please make the request by sending an e-mail to Peggy Marshall at All e-mail requests will receive a confirmation e-mail. Please be sure that all requests for pick-ups include the following information:

  • Complete agency name
  • Street address
  • Onsite Coordinator name
  • Telephone number
  • Desired pick-up date
  • # of boxes/barrels to be picked-up
  • # of new barrels to be delivered
  • Any special instructions for our driver

Agencies that prefer to deliver food items themselves may do so to SFBFS' Food Bank Services campus located at 1951 Bell Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838 . Make sure to note your agency and get a weight receipt and forward that receipt to Peggy Marshall to record.

Agency Coordinators are to maintain accurate records of food donated and monetary contributions for verification of the final food drive results. We suggest that you keep a copy of weight and online receipts submitted.

If you prefer to use boxes, please keep in mind the collection boxes should be 2' x 1' x 1' or smaller. Copy paper boxes and file boxes are recommended. Please label all of your boxes/barrels for pick up with your agency's name to ensure that the proper account is credited. All goods donated will be weighed and logged in upon arrival by SFBFS staff. If possible, establish a centralized ground level pick up point or coordinate pickups with other agencies. A centralized location is encouraged for large agencies with many office sites.

Please discuss any potential bulk donations (i.e. fresh produce, beans, potatoes, etc.), with Peggy Marshall in advance. These types of donations are more complicated to handle due to shelf life and storage issues, and therefore need prior coordination from SFBFS.

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Important Dates

  • September 21: Fresh Produce Kickoff at Capitol Mall Farmer’s Market
  • October 19: Orientation and Tour of SFBFS, 2-4pm at Food Bank Services at 1951 Bell Avenue
  • October 23 – November 10: Barrel delivery
  • November 6: Food Drive begins
  • November 16: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 23, Thanksgiving Day: Run to Feed the Hungry
  • December 15, 20 & 21: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 12: Food Drive ends
  • January 15 – February 2: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 15: Wrap-up Party and Awards – Location TBD