As we approach the holidays amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, more and more people are turning to the Elk Grove Food Bank for help.
Pre-pandemic, food security was a serious concern across the state. Today’s economic strain is making matters worse.
In Elk Grove, the number of people seeking bank food services increased by 600% since the start of the pandemic in March. That’s about 1,700 more households that face hunger right now.
Hundreds of people come to the Elk Grove Food Bank for assistance each day.
Food bank organizers say they’ve never seen this level of community turnout for food assistance.
For some, regular visits to the food bank means they can save hundreds of dollars on their family budget as they get back onto their feet.
Thankfully, the community is coming together, providing about 4,000 pounds of food that’s given to people in need on a daily basis.
Your charitable gestures during this unprecedented time can go a long way.
The Elk Grove Food Bank accepts financial donations, commodities for its food bank and your volunteer time.
As an essential service, the food bank continues to operate and is following safety measure to protect staff, volunteers and the facility’s visitors.
To learn more about the food bank’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can help, go here.