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November 8, 2010

 

California State Employees Food Drive

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to turn and the holidays are right around the corner . . . it’s time for the California State Employees Food Drive.  This year’s food drive will be held at Sacramento State from Nov. 10 through Dec. 21.

The holidays are such a special time of the year, when family and friends share warm and happy times. This year the economic problems facing our nation make the food drive even more important. Many families in our area are wondering where their next meal will come from, while others may be concerned they are only a short time away from finding themselves in that state as well. California Emergency Foodlink reports they are providing food to more individuals and families now than ever before. The need has never been higher.

Your monetary donations go the farthest, as bulk food can be purchased at lower costs.  Make your check payable to: California Emergency Foodlink and mail to:  Nancy Fox, department zip code 6076. Food collection boxes will soon be appearing in most department offices on campus.

As you plan your department holiday events, please consider including one or more of the following activities:

  • Ask colleagues to bring canned or monetary donations to holiday parties, potlucks, luncheons and gatherings.
  • Place donation jars around so people can drop in their change.
  • Hold a silent auction with donated items.
  • Ask folks to bring canned goods to campus events, including lectures, athletics, theatre, dance and art.
  • Have a book sale or rummage sale.

More information will soon be forthcoming regarding the food drive. Watch for mass emails and check the University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) web site at www.csus.edu/utaps.  If you have questions, contact Nancy Fox, Food Drive coordinator for Sacramento State at foxna@csus.edu or 278-5241.

Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of so many who desperately need our help.



 


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