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Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

As the holidays approach, remember, it is time for the “Annual Turkey Drive” hosted by the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick.

With many individuals, families, and seniors in the Elk Grove area struggling to make financial ends meet, we are asking for community assistance to help with donations so that we may provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

We are asking for the following donations:

Frozen Turkeys (12-16 lbs. preferred)
Canned cranberry sauce
Stuffing mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned/dry gravy
Canned vegetables
Canned pie filling
Canned fruits

Donations can be dropped off at Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140 from November 12th – 22nd (Monday – Friday) 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The American Way of Poverty” Wed., Nov. 20, 12:30pm at Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.

“The American Way of Poverty” Wed., Nov. 20, 12:30pm at Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.

Author Sasha Abramsky discusses poverty and its possible solutions in his thought provoking book “The American Way of Poverty” Wed., Nov. 20, 12:30pm at Atherton Auditorium.

This Cultural Awareness Programs (CAP) presentation is FREE to the public.

Abramsky’s book investigates key poverty issues from housing & wage protections to affordable higher education. His lively discussion will focus on imaginative and pragmatic solutions that, taken as a whole, offer a blueprint for a reinvigorated attack on poverty. In “The American Way of Poverty” Abramsky has issued a rethinking and significant call to action.

Laughs keep coming with the Brew Ha Ha

Laughs keep coming with the Brew Ha Ha

Modesto's best Comedy Showcase is back November 22nd 8pm  The Brew Ha-Ha at The Brewhouse 821 L St in Modesto, bringing some of the finest regional and local Comedians to Modesto.

The very animated, energetic and sometimes intense comic Mike Betancourt performs for the first time at the Brew Ha Ha. He is no stranger to the stage though performing all over at casinos, colleges, has been seen on Good Day Sacramento and the usual comedy circuit.

You definitely do not want to miss this performer. Jimmie D Menezes returns from killing it as main support and co-promoter of the Brew Ha-Ha to being our Host.

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

MGA KABABAYAN

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

On Thursday, November 14, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will take part in the local observation of World Diabetes Day. According to the 2011- 2012 California Health Interview Survey, 10.9% (53,000) of the adult population in San Joaquin County has diabetes. In California, the rate is 8.4%. These high numbers illustrate the need to educate county residents about the risk for diabetes and how to prevent the crippling effects of this disease.

Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. San Joaquin County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Furst advises, “It is important for people with diabetes and their families, to work together to manage diabetes and prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage.” Usually, people with diabetes who have a strong family support system are better able to cope with the day-to-day demands associated with the disease.

The Grupe Company is helping people start over with a rent-to-own program

The recession knocked Michael Dye off his feet. A Grupe program helped him up and dusted him off

Like thousands of other San Joaquin County residents, Michael C. Dye's financial stability collapsed during the new millennium's first decade.

His personal crisis wasn't triggered by foreclosure, but it did lead to the loss of his home.

Dye's story includes soaring cost-of-living increases, a heavy debt load, medical expenses for an uninsured adult child, college expenses for another, roof repairs, a second mortgage, a loan twice the size of the home's value.

And then early last year: personal bankruptcy.

Delta College Veteran Appreciation Day, Nov. 7

Delta College Veteran Appreciation Day, Nov. 7

Delta College Veteran Appreciation Day, Nov. 7

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, and to honor those who served our country, the Leo P. Burke Veteran Resource Center invites you to an open house, Thur. Nov. 7, 8am - 5pm, DeRicco 151. All are welcome to visit the Center and speak with our veterans.

*8:00 am – Morning Colors Ceremony at the DeRicco Student Service Building

*Music, poetry, and discussions of military service experiences throughout the day.

Leo P. Burke Veteran Resource Center - http://bit.ly/HtmKDz