Elk Grove resident donates $100,000 to Elk Grove Food to create veteran’s assistance program

Elk Grove resident donates $100,000 to Elk Grove Food Bank to create Veteran’s Assistance Program

 

LAWRENCE H. KAY DONATES $100,000 TO ELK GROVE FOOD BANK SERVICES

FOR THE KAY VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

 

Elk Grove, CA – Lawrence H. Kay a resident of Elk Grove and a long-time resident of Sacramento recently donated $100,000 to create a new program under the umbrella of Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS). The program will be called the Kay Veterans Assistance Program and should be in place by early spring. Mr. Kay who is a newly retired well known and well respected Labor Law Attorney was hospitalized recently and shared a room with a homeless veteran. He was so deeply touched by his roommate that after his hospital stay he decided he wanted to help the homeless and disabled veterans in Elk Grove. Mr. Kay’s daughter, Jaclyn Kay serves on the Board of Directors at EGFBS. She is also the owner of Elk Grove Insurance.

 

The $100,000 donation is going to be an annual donation out of the Kay Family Trust to the Food Bank “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the philanthropic endeavor and humanitarian effort from Lawrence H. Kay and the Kay Family Trust for this generous gift, said Marie Jachino, Executive Director of Elk Grove Food Bank Services.” We are excited to share the passion of this new program and form a collaboration of resource partners. We want to also encourage women veterans to use the program.” “Elk Grove is such an important community Lawrence Kay says, and it is my commitment, along with my family to Assist Those Who Have Served.”

 

 

Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) is a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need with food, clothing and support services to over 4,000 people each month. The EGFBS was founded in 1974. Over time the Food Bank has expanded to meet the growing needs of the Elk Grove community and South County. Last year, EGFBS distributed over two million pounds of food and over 429,000 meals. The mission of the Food Bank is “to preserve dignity against the many faces of hunger and human need.” For more information visit: www.elkgrovefoodbank.org.

 

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