Record Numbers Lining Up At Bay Area Food Banks
Thanks to KPIX for letting us know the the Alameda County Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people lining up at Bay Area Food banks.
“We’ve never seen anything like this in 35 years in business.” – Alameda County Food Bank Director Community Engagement Mike Altfest.
Hundreds of cars line up as thousands of pounds of food are all given away three days a week. Food distribution has increased 50-70% since the beginning of the pandemic.
Find an Alameda County Food Pantry – Find a food bank near you.
Help Donate – If you’re in a position to help, you can donate to the Alameda County Food Bank. Donations are tax-deductible and “100% of your gift stays local to help our most vulnerable communities through this emergency.” You can also donate food, find a food drive, or participate in a virtual food drive.
Volunteer – The food bank is looking for volunteers for one full day a week for 5 weeks (8:30 am – 3 pm). Must be at least 18 years old. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/33sGRz0