McDaniels family helps instruct collaborative’s kids
After my younger brother Ryan McDaniels passed away unexpectedly in August 2012, several friends, family members and the the local swim community donated money in his name to create the Ryan McDaniels Aquatic Fund.
The City of Alameda and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) have partnered to provide free bus passes for up to 167 senior or disabled residents of Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) a low-income, supportive housing community at Alameda Point.
The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK), based at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), is a non-profit social enterprise that is reducing squandered produce, creating nutritious meals for the community and providing job training and employment to APC residents.
About a year ago, TFSK’s Founder and Director, Dana Frasz, connected with APC to discuss how they could make use of their under-utilized commercial kitchen and provide value to their community. Together they settled on a win-win solution.
The Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) served up gourmet meals at its annual Urban Farm Table fundraising event on Sunday, May 15. About 100 guests were seated under a canopy squarely in the middle of crops growing on the Alameda Point farm.
This year’s menu was again created by Jeff Rosen, executive chef at Blue Heron Catering of Oakland. Some of the salad and entrée ingredients, such as arugula, strawberries and onions were grown within a few steps of the table.
A festive holiday fundraiser for the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a supportive housing community that uses all its resources to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, has been set for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Alameda Education Association president, Audrey Hyman, left, joined Alameda Fire-fighters Local 689 president Jeff Del Bono, far right, in presenting a check for $8,300 to Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Executive Director Doug Biggs. The teachers and firefighters hosted their second annual crab feed in February at the Albert H. DeWitt O Club. They donated the evening’s proceeds to APC to support its Academic Center and Teen Center programs.