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Record Numbers Lining Up At Bay Area Food Banks

Donations and volunteers to the rescue. The need for food banks is way up… biggest numbers seen in 35 years.
By - posted 8/31/2020 No Comment

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.

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“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 PantryFind 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

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