What a year it has been. The year 2021 has come to a close, but the challenge of hunger within our community continues. The Emergency Food Bank is thankful to the community for it's generosity in donating food over the holidays, as thousands of individuals participated in the November and December Holiday Dinner giveaway events this year.
The Food Bank staff, community volunteers and donors are all working together to make this year, 2022, a better year for our neighbors who are suffering from food-insecurity. We want you to remember that YOU ARE ESSENTIAL when it comes to fighting hunger within the community.
We don't know what the year 2022 will bring, but we do know the following:
Unemployment will continue.
Food and gas prices will remain high.
People will continue to turn to the Emergency Food Bank for help.
The Emergency Food Bank WILL continue be here for the community, just like it has been for the past 54 years.
The unwavering support of the San Joaquin County is what keeps our doors open. THANK YOU. As we begin the year 2022, let us remember that we ...
The Board of Directors of the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton / San Joaquin County is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leonard O. Hansen, Ph.D. as the new CEO said Steve Morales, Chair, Board of Directors.
Dr. Hansen began his work last month and quickly stepped into the new demands of the COVID-19 emergency. Dr. Hansen comes to the Emergency Food Bank from Howard Training Center in Modesto where he served as Director of Operations for over 5 years, supervising training of adults with disabilities in multiple settings. He managed the Senior Meals-On-Wheels Program for Stanislaus County which, also, serves meals each day to the San Joaquin PHF, CSU, and Recovery House as well as other clinics and schools within Stanislaus and San Joaquin County. Dr. Hansen supervised Production Training Programs as well as three Adult Integration Programs.
Dr.Hansen worked for over 25 years in the supermarket industry holding executive positions for Food4Less of Modesto, Fry’s Food & Drug Stores and Save Mart Supermarkets. He was a franchisee for Cold Stone Creameries throughout the Central Valley for many years. Prior to the ...
Emergency Food Bank (EFB) Board of Directors President Susanne St. Clair is pleased to announce that Gillian Murphy will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. “As a former dean at San Joaquin Delta College, and director of the Small Business Development Center, Gillian brings a wealth of management experience and interaction with local businesses and nonprofits to the EFB. Most significantly, she and her husband, Gary Putnam, have more than 30 years of involvement with the EFB, as supporters and donors. She believes whole heartedly in the mission of the food bank and its place in our community,” St. Clair said.
"I wasn't looking for work. The Food Bank is one of the reasons why I would temporarily come out of retirement and I'm honored to assist staff and the Board in carrying on the good work,” Gillian commented.
Gillian has received countless awards and recognition from local organizations for her advocacy work in our community including winner of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Athena Award.
This year, the Emergency Food Bank is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in serving ...
The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton / San Joaquin (EFB) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the food bank, located at 7 W Scotts Ave in Stockton. This celebration is a FREE event, and will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The open house will include tours of the EFB campus, a recognition of donors, and light snacks.
For five decades, the Emergency Food Bank has worked to build a stronger community by providing healthy food, nutritional education, and most importantly hope to those in need in the San Joaquin County.
The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton / San Joaquin, founded in 1968, is the largest direct provider of packaged emergency food in the San Joaquin County. Last year alone, Emergency Food Bank (EFB) fed over 70,000 families, and provided more than 6 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy products, whole grains and packaged foods free of charge to thousands of San Joaquin County residents. The Food Bank does this through its three main programs:
The EFB Pantry is open ...
STOCKTON -- The San Joaquin Regional Transit District worked in partnership with the Stockton Emergency Food Bank Sunday at Food 4 Less on Hammer Lane to gather turkeys and other non-perishable food items for their annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.
The San Joaquin RTD has sponsored Stuff the Bus since 1999. Since then, they have collected over 315,000 pounds of food through the event.
The Stockton Emergency Food Bank is set to serve over 2,000 families with Thanksgiving meals this upcoming Monday. Last Monday, the food bank only had about 50 turkeys, but through the help of local businesses and community members they were able to reach their goal.
Published by Caravan News, Friday, July 14, 2017
School aged children in San Joaquin County are about to benefit from a backpack giveaway event. Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets, Health Plan of San Joaquin, Rod Johnson Heating & Air and Igredion, will be donating backpacks full of school supplies and healthy snacks to children at the 4th Annual Christmas in July Nutrition and Resource Fair & Mayor Tubbs Backpack Giveaway. Last year, over 700 backpacks were donated.
The Emergency Food Bank has invited local families to pre-register for a backpack and to come to the food bank between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, July 29 to participate in the Resource Fair. Mayor Tubbs will be on hand at approximately 11:30am to assist in giving away backpacks. Backpacks are filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. All leftover backpacks will be distributed to those who did not register on a first come first served basis.
In 2014, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $101.18 on school supplies such ...
Thieves stole copper wires from the Stockton Food Bank’s refrigeration system. Now, the bank is struggling to save food for those who need it most.
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