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Mike Donaghy, Stockton Emergency Food Bank Executive Director, passes away

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing away of Mike Donaghy, Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/ San Joaquin Executive Director. The entire Board of Directors and staff send our heartfelt thoughts to his wife Debbie and son Justin, and the extended Donaghy family. Brian Heck, Board President said “Mike was extremely instrumental in helping set the course for continued success of the food bank in serving those in need of our community. He did it with class and professionalism that has been long admired in whatever he did. We will sorely miss him and his wonderful spirit.” Mike helped improve and grow many of the food bank programs including the recent Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food box distribution, the Thanksgiving Run Against Hunger, Mobile Farmers Market, the student backpack giveaway, just to name a few. He worked tirelessly with donors to update equipment and operations efficiencies. He helped guide creative solutions that engaged the community in rewarding ways. The Board and staff will continue the wonderful work that was near and dear to Mike. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be ...

Stockton Emergency Food Bank Backpacks Giveaway during 4th Annual Christmas in July Event

Published by Caravan News, Friday, July 14, 2017 School aged children in San Joaquin County are about to benefit from a backpack giveaway event. Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets, Health Plan of San Joaquin, Rod Johnson Heating & Air and Igredion, will be donating backpacks full of school supplies and healthy snacks to children at the 4th Annual Christmas in July Nutrition and Resource Fair & Mayor Tubbs Backpack Giveaway. Last year, over 700 backpacks were donated. The Emergency Food Bank has invited local families to pre-register for a backpack and to come to the food bank between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, July 29 to participate in the Resource Fair.  Mayor Tubbs will be on hand at approximately 11:30am to assist in giving away backpacks. Backpacks are filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. All leftover backpacks will be distributed to those who did not register on a first come first served basis. In 2014, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $101.18 on school supplies such ...