The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 11, 2010
See how much departments gave to Food Drive

Here's a breakdown of the 770,000 pounds of food that state workers collected during the 2009-10 Food Drive.

The top five donors by department:

Office of the Governor (First Lady's Office) -- 260,153 pounds
Board of Equalization -- 131,033 pounds
Department of Education -- 52,450 pounds
CalPERS -- 41,981 pounds
Franchise Tax Board -- 20,984 pounds

Click here to see the figures for all departments.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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


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