Elk Grove, the second-largest city in Sacramento County, is known for its small town roots and impressive big-city amenities. The city’s award winning school district, great location, and lively atmosphere make this a Northern California city many desire to live in.
Elk Grove is home to a very diverse population that has seen increased growth over the years. And while this growth brings a lot of positive affects to the city, it also means that there are more people who are in need of basic resources, like food, to pull through.
Coldwell Banker Independent Sales Associates, who are out and about interacting with locals on a daily basis, have noticed these changes in the Elk Grove community. They’ve seen that significant amounts of people, especially elder women, are having trouble getting access to food.
One of Coldwell Banker’s philosophies is to “give where you live” and as such, is committed to giving back to residents and making sure that every person is well-nourished and able to live a healthy life in this dynamic city.
That’s why Coldwell Banker Elk Grove is hosting a food drive for the Elk Grove Food Bank every quarter in hopes of helping out their local community.
This quarter, Coldwell Banker Elk Grove hosted its Spring Food Drive. They dropped off grocery bags on the porches of around 100 local houses with a note explaining the purpose of the drive and invited residents to fill up the bag with groceries as a donation to the Elk Grove Food Bank.
Thanks to the donations from these residents, Coldwell Banker was able to collect about 1,800 pounds of much needed food for the food bank.
According to Jack Edwards, a REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker’s Elk Grove office, springtime is an ideal time to host a food drive. “We have a big drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas. After the holidays, most people have forgotten about the food bank, so spring is a good time to help those out who need it because they need our support all year long.”
Coldwell Banker Elk Grove has been a long supporter of the Elk Grove Food Bank and makes it their mission to assist in raising funds and providing donations for various events throughout the year. In addition to hosting a food drive in March, Coldwell Banker Elk Grove also supports the Run 4 Hunger event in June, hosts a pet food drive in September, and a turkey and coat drive in November and December.
A long-time resident of Elk Grove, Edwards has a lot of love to give to the city and its residents. “When you get to a place in your life where you can give back to your community, you now have the opportunity to make a difference. This community has given a lot to my family and I as we were growing up, so a lot of gratification comes from lending a helping hand.”
Coldwell Banker wants to extend a big thank you to all the residents who made a donation and to the Elk Grove office for working hard to improve the lives of others!