The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 10, 2009
UPDATE: DGS collects food at HQ drive-through

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.

Thumbnail image for DGS logo.jpgDepartment 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.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at jortiz@sacbee.com.

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