‘Tis the Season for Giving Thanks – and Giving Back


Those of you who follow our blog regularly know that we write about all things food – recipes that impress us, our own kitchen foibles, restaurant reviews, food trends – pretty much anything food-related that catches our fancy.

Last year, we partnered with a food-related charity, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), because thinking and writing about food just wasn’t enough. We felt the need to act, to support those in our community who lacked the very food we so fondly describe in our posts.

Join us in supporting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services during this holiday season. There are many ways to help, and no offering is too small:

  • Turkey Drive 7,000: Drive by and drop off a turkey (or two or ten!) this Friday, November 19 between 4:30 AM – 7:00 PM at 3333 Third Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817. This year’s goal is to provide 7,000 turkeys to families in need.

  • Adopt-a-Family: Over 1,000 children from 400 families who regularly attend SFBFS programs need your help to make Christmas a very special one. E-mail Genevieve Deignan at to request a family’s holiday wish list.
  • Run to Feed the Hungry: In our house, no Thanksgiving would be complete without participating in this iconic Sacramento Thanksgiving morning run/walk that benefits those in need. Join in the special feeling that this morning brings by signing up to run or walk – or organize a team. More information at
  • Holiday Spirit of Giving Donation Drive: Help collect food and winter clothing for families in need by asking your company or organization to participate. More information here.
  • Toys and Cold Weather Clothing: Donate new toys and stuffed animals at the Oak Park facility now through Friday, December 17th. In addition, winter coats, jackets, socks, gloves, scarves and boots are especially needed as the weather gets cooler. Donate Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM and Wednesdays 8 AM-7 PM. Contact (916) 456-1980 or for donation questions.
  • Donate: If you don’t have time to collect canned goods, clean out your closet, or shop for a family, then considering donating money. SFBFS turns every dollar it receives into $10 worth of goods and services that go directly to our community. Click here to donate.

If you want to learn more about Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, visit them online at And let us know how you’re helping out in the community this holiday season.

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  • Kelly | Nov 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you for all that you do to support families in need this holiday season (and year ’round).

    Happy Thanksgiving Sac Foodies!