Kiwanis Family House Pantry Drive Supports Hospital Patients and Families

Kiwanis Family House Pantry Drive Supports Hospital Patients and Families

00:00 AM - September 03, 2020

Kiwanis members organize donated food on table

Kiwanis and EDCOE team members drop off donations to support the Kiwanis Family House.

It was a beautiful Friday morning when Kiwanis Club of Placerville members hosted a drive-through pantry food drive to benefit the Kiwanis House in Sacramento. The drive took place in the parking lot of the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) parking lot, and both Kiwanis and EDCOE team members donated non-perishable food items including canned vegetables and fruit, noodles, pasta sauce, Cup O’ Noodle and more.

The Kiwanis Family House provides temporary housing for families of seriously ill or injured patients being treated at the UC Davis Medical Center or Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. The Kiwanis Family House is a home-away-from-home for families who must travel at least 35 miles from home to seek medical treatment. Jerry Galloway, Club President, expressed, "Our Placerville Kiwanis Club raises funds throughout the year to support the Kiwanis Family House and also participates once or twice a year in doing cleanups at the House."

Left to right: Kiwanis Members Paul Appletini, Michelle Hendrix and Susie Hendrix. EDCOE’s Tracy Bunch.

In addition, Placerville Kiwanis partnered with the Placer Food Bank and collected canned and dried food items for the Kiwanis House Pantry. David Martinez, Executive Director, noted, “We appreciate partnering with Kiwanis Family House’s recent food pantry drive. We recognize the profound difference Kiwanis Family House makes in the lives of families experiencing a medical crisis. Knowing that our Placer Food Bank family can provide nourishing and comfort food items to help families in need is indeed an honor and blessing,” For more information regarding the Placer Food Bank, visit

The Kiwanis Club of Placerville is a wonderful organization of kind-hearted members who conduct service projects to support the community, raise funds to support programs for El Dorado County schools and students. Club project include, but are not limited to, the Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair, Academic Decathlon, Student Leadership Programs hosted at several high schools, Aktion Club at the Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. (MORE), Fishing Derby, Easter Egg Hunt and more. Meetings are fun, facilitate networking and members enjoy the close camaraderie. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Placerville, visit or visit their Facebook page.

For more information regarding the Kiwanis Family House, visit