Coffee with Secretary Ross

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Secretary Ross made two appearances at CDFA Headquarters and Gateway Oaks locations last week to promote the State Employees Food Drive. Employees who made monetary or canned food donations were treated to coffee and breakfast snacks served by the Secretary herself. The events showed office enthusiasm to support the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services but also an opportunity to pause and connect with Secretary Ross on the work of our various divisions. “We are all busy but it is great to see people taking a break to donate to the drive, share a cup of coffee, and a moment of conversation with the Secretary,” commented Elysia Fong from the Office of Farm to Fork.

Over 150 employees stopped by both days and monetary donations reached over $400. Support continues next Thursday, December 17th, when Secretary Ross returns to CDFA locations to judge the canned creations contest. Participating divisions will build sculptures out of canned foods, inviting friendly competition to garner more donations for those in need.The State Employees Food Drive continues until January 15, 2016. More details on the drive are available at

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– Office of Farm to Fork Team

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