For many decades the Alameda community has come together to support local families during the holiday season. Today, nearly one in seven Alameda households receive help from the Alameda Food Bank. Last year, the community donated more than 1,200 turkeys, which were distributed, along with other holiday food items, to Alameda Food Bank clients. Once again this year, the Alameda Food Bank has set a goal to collect 1,200 turkeys by Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The Alameda Food Bank recently received a check for $400 from the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee. The committee raised the funds through the Spring Festival they organize each year celebrating the Lunar New Year at Harbor Bay Landing.
“I would like to thank the committee members for a wonderful contribution,” said Troy Gilbert, Alameda Food Bank executive director.
“Their generosity and commitment enables the food bank to purchase more and higher quality food for needy Alamedans.”
Support the Food Bank
The Alameda Food Bank is in need of volunteers to work in a fun, family-like environment giving daily help to Alameda friends and neighbors in need.
The food bank is seeking people who have an afternoon or morning free each week and would be willing to make an ongoing commitment to the food bank.
Current volunteer shifts available are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food bank also needs drivers.