11:15 a.m. : The folks at DGS took photos of their chilly morning at the food drop-off station. Click here to see the pictures on flickr. The unofficial tally, we hear from one elf who was at the event: about 1,000 lbs of food collected and hundreds in cash.
Department of General Services staff just wrapped up their annual drive-through food collection at their West Sacramento HQ. This morning's event, part of the department's push to collect at least 20,000 pounds of food by Jan. 9, will contribute to the big California Emergency Foodlink food drive for distribution to more than 120 food closets and agencies throughout the Sacramento region. (Click here for more about that.)
DGS last year took in more than 31,000 pounds of food and cash donations.
Earlier this week, DGS staff donated additional gifts to children and seniors as part of Sacramento County's annual "Gifts from the Heart" campaign.
Tuesday DGS staff donated additional gifts to children and seniors as part of Sacramento County's annual "Gifts from the Heart" campaign.
And one week from today, DGS employees will join Santa for gift deliveries more than 75 children and families in West Sacramento.