30 Years, 30 Stories: Edlyn

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Edlyn (left), with Food Bank staff, Shanti and Kate, at Hunger Action Day 2015

This past Wednesday, Edlyn Countee woke bright and early to join us on a bus to Sacramento for Hunger Action Day. With eloquence and conviction, Edlyn led a group of community members into legislators' offices to educate them on the reality of hunger and poverty in Alameda County.

Not only is she a fierce community advocate who speaks passionately on behalf of her neighbors, but she's also our longest-serving advocate volunteer! In fact, Edlyn was an original member of CAAH (Community Activists Against Hunger) and among the first attend the inaugural Hunger Action Day, seventeen years ago.

Every year since, Edlyn has played a critical role in recruiting, organizing and training community members for the big day. Thank you, Edlyn, for your powerful voice and your dedication to serving our community.


30 Years, 30 Stories is a weekly series featuring snippets from every corner of our work. From figures like clients, volunteers, and policymakers, to events, programs, and grocery partners, check back every Friday to learn more and join us in celebrating our anniversary year!

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