SMUD Giving Monday at the Fair

Smud Giving Monday at the Fair

Monday, July 18 & Monday, July 25, 2022

SMUD Giving Monday at the Fair are a chance to experience all the fun and excitement at the CA State Fair & Food Festival for FREE while making a real difference in your community!

Donate and get into the world-renowned CA State Fair & Food Festival FREE! Sound like a deal? SMUD Giving Monday at the Fair are a chance to experience all the fun and excitement at the 2022 CA State Fair & Food Festival for free while making a real difference in your community!

The CA State Fair & Food Festival and SMUD are committed to our community and have partnered again in 2022 to help The Elk Grove Food Bank do its exceptional and critical work supporting those who are food insecure in the Sacramento region.

People organizing Food Donations in a large box for Smud Giving Mondays at the Fair
Smud Food drive workers giving thumbs up

Here’s how it works:

  • Check our list of the most needed items below
  • Bring three or more non-expired, nonperishable items per person
  • Come to the CA State Fair & Food Festival any time between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on July 18 and July 25, 2022
  • Get in FREE, courtesy of SMUD!

In 2019, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of fairgoers, together we collected nearly 30,000 pounds of food for the Elk Grove Food Bank!

In 2019, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of fairgoers, together we collected nearly 30,000 pounds of food for the Elk Grove Food Bank!

Needed most desperately, are items that are high in protein. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, so items like peanut butter are a favorite! Other items that are particularly helpful to those in need are:

  • Canned meat (chicken or tuna)
  • Peanut butter
  • Disposable adult briefs
  • Ensure
  • Baby diapers
  • Socks  – all sizes
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned veggies
  • Soup
  • Beans
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Packaged rice
  • Top Ramen
  • Cereal