California Local Logo

California Local Pin Marker Get To Know A Group

Central Downtown Food Basket provides healthy and fresh groceries to individuals with food insecurities around Sacramento, including seniors and low-income families. While providing nutritious food, the organization also aims to spread information about nutrition and health.

California Local Pin Marker Local Community Service & Support Digest

EG Food Bank Moving to New Home in February

According to Executive Director Marie Jachino, Elk Grove Food Bank Services should be fully operational at its new, permanent facility in February. “It’s almost done,” she said. “We’ve had some delays, because of supply and demand.”

(Jan. 7, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
Citrus Heights Man Dedicates Life to Volunteerism

Michael Lagomarsino has volunteered at the Sacramento Aerospace Museum for years, and it has come with the added benefit of personal growth.

(Dec. 5, 2021) → Read the full Citrus Heights Sentinel report

California Local Pin Marker Recent Articles

Image caption: The Sacramento Farmers Market features numerous Black-owned businesses.
New Site Aims to Boost Sacramento’s Black-Owned Businesses
A Sacramento Observer report focuses on a new website,, that aims to promote the city’s Black-owned businesses.

Image caption: Stacy Caldwell, right, says the annual Give Back Tahoe campaign has become a “collective giving engine.”
Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season
A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Image caption:
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

Image caption:
Celebrating Veterans Every Day
About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: Californians have a lengthy history of getting involved in the civic affairs that govern their daily lives.
California’s History of Civic Engagement, Explained
California’s history of people getting directly involved in the affairs of government dates back more than a century, but it has sometimes been coopted by business and other interests.

Image caption: California Local Publisher Michael Gelbman talks about his vision for the site’s future.
Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

Image caption: The state legislature passed a basic income bill Thursday without a single ‘no’ vote.
CA Passes First-in-United States 'Basic Income' Bill
California will become the first state in the nation to provide monthly basic income payments to millions of residents, after the legislature passed a $35 million bill.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

Select Twitter Feed From Menu
Select Facebook Feed From Menu