Alumni Serve at Food Banks in Sacramento and Contra Costa Counties

On September 14, 2011 Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Programs hosted two community service events, one at the Contra Costa & Solano County Food Bank and one at the Sacramento Food Bank. In support of hunger action month, Saint Mary's Graduate Business alumni (spanning 4 decades), friends, family, faculty and staff volunteered their time to help provide nutritious food for local families in need.

The Sacramento Food Bank event was the first of its kind for Sacramento alumni. Jim Allen, VP of Community Banking at SAFE Credit Union and member of the Sacramento Alumni Council said "it was a great start to our service legacy here in Sacramento." The Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services provides free emergency goods and services to nearly 15,000 men, women and children each month.

At the Contra Costa County and Solano Food Bank, Saint Mary's volunteers boxed over two tons of carrots in under two hours. Loading 215 boxes, 22 pound of produce per box, proved to be a refresher in organization, distribution of labor, supply chain management and quiet a competition.

Mike Leary, Faculty Alumni Liaison said that this event was a testament to the fact that "great people can do great things-Saint Mary's Graduate Business alumni, their families and friends demonstrated that on Wednesday night." The School of Economics and Business Administration is thankful to have a graduate business community that cares. For a list of upcoming serve event please visit,

About Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Alumni
Saint Mary's College of California Graduate Business Alumni Chapter's mission is three-fold: network, learn and serve. Our goal is to connect graduates with new people and opportunities, provide continued professional development, and use our knowledge, experience, and skills to help those in our community. For information about how to get involved visit,