The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 14, 2010
Food donation drive-through set for Wednesday at ziggurat

101214 Ziggurat building.JPGState workers will be collecting food in front of Department of General Services headquarters at the distinctive ziggurat building in West Sacramento on Wednesday morning.

DGS does this every year as part of its push to collect holiday donations for Foodlink. State workers throughout the Sacramento region are collecting food for the program, which picks up the goods and then distributes them to more than 80 relief programs.

Donations can be dropped off at 707 Third St., West Sacramento (click here for a map), where DGS employees will accept food from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. There will even be a makeshift drive-through so that donors don't have to leave their cars if it's raining.

Click here for more info about the Foodlink Food Drive sponsored by California state employees. This link opens the DGS press advisory about its donation drive-through event.

PHOTO: The ziggurat building in West Sacramento, site of Wednesday's Foodlink food drive sponsored by the Department of General Services. 1998 Sacramento Bee file / José Luis Villegas.

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