Strike Out Hunger with the Oakland A’s!

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Oakland A’s Food Bank Wednesdays are back! Look for the Alameda County Community Food Bank tent during all Wednesday A’s home games from May through September.

For a donation of $5 or 5 cans of food, you’ll receive a 2-for-1 voucher for a plaza ticket to a future A’s home game – and help a great cause!

Upcoming games:

  • June 1st vs. Twins (12:35pm)
  • June 15th vs. Rangers (7:05pm)
  • June 22nd vs. Brewers (12:35pm)
  • June 29th vs. Giants (7:05pm)
  • July 20th vs. Astros (12:35pm)
  • August 10th vs. Orioles (7:05pm)
  • August 24th vs. Indians (12:35pm)
  • September 7th vs. Angels (12:35pm)

See you at the ballpark!

 

Homeruns for Hunger!

1st Credit Union For the fifth baseball season in a row, 1st United Credit Union and 95.7 THE GAME have been proud sponsors of the Homeruns for Hunger program! For each homerun the Oakland A’s hit during this season, 1st USCU will make a $50 donation to our Food Bank.

Since 2012, 1st United Credit Union has donated over $33,000 -- the equivalent of 75,000 meals -- to Alameda County Community Food Bank as a result of the A's success. Here's to another season filled with success and team spirit!

Golden Holiday Gifts

Golden CU 1stA huge Food Bank “thanks” to The Golden 1 Credit Union and their employees for their support this holiday season! In addition to their holiday food drive, they recently visited the Food Bank for a tour and to deliver a very generous gift of $2,000.

Because the Food Bank can distribute $6 worth of food for every $1 donated, their donation will help provide $12,000 worth of food to our neighbors in need!
 

Goodguys 34th All American Get-Together

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Don’t miss the Goodguys 34th All American Get-Together Giant Automotive Festival at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20. This year, Goodguys Rod is hosting a food and fund drive to benefit Alameda County Community Food Bank. Bring 2 non-perishable food items or donate $3 or more and get a $3 discount off general admission to the show.

Visit www.good-guys.com for more information.

KFOG: Live from the Archives 22

kfog_logo_2010Once again, KFOG-FM has released its annual benefit CD, Live from the Archives 22, to raise funds for Bay Area food banks! Find the CD on sale at any Peet's Coffee & Tea, or at www.peets.com/kfog. Funds from last year's sales allowed Bay Area food banks, together, to provide our communities with nearly half a million meals!

HOOPS for Hunger!

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For years now, 1st United Services Credit Union has partnered with 95.7 The Game to bring us "Homeruns for Hunger." Together, their efforts have provided our community with nearly 100,000 meals.

Now, they're teaming up for another (quite literally) game-changing initiative: Hoops for Hunger.

For every Warrior’s regular season basket scored, 1st USCU will donate $1 to our Food Bank!

Thank you, 1st USCS and 95.7 The Game, for your relentless and passionate partnership in pursuing a hunger-free Alameda County.

This October, shine bright with Sungevity!

SungevityFor more than a year now, Oakland-based solar company Sungevity has been shining a light on our Food Bank! Not only have they donated the equivalent of more than 112,000 meals to our community, but they continue to support our work through the Sungevity Affinity program.

As a Sungevity partner, we receive a $1,000 donation -- enough to feed a family of four for over six months -- for every supporter who goes solar with Sungevity through a Food Bank referral. And we've got great news: for the month of October, you'll receive a $1,000 rebate, too!

Take advantage of this offer by October 31 -- it's good for our community, good for the planet, and good for you.

 

Pleasanton Harvest Festival

Support Alameda County Community Food Bank as it hosts its annual food drive at the Pleasanton Harvest Festival, happening September 18-20, 2015 at the Alameda Fairgrounds.harvestfestlogo

Food Bank volunteers will be on-site collecting food and monetary donations, and anyone who donates will receive a $2 discount off of admission!

Shop for jewelry, clothing, hand-turned wood, artisanal foods, and more. Bring your kids to the hands-on craft making area. And help the Food Bank serve the 1 in 5 Alameda County residents who depend on us — on you – to get through tough times. The Harvest Festival is one of the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast, offering over 24,000 handmade arts and crafts, delicious foods and fantastic live entertainment.

For additional information, call 800-346-1212 or visit www.harvestfestival.com

Fight Hunger, Spark Change with Walmart

walmart-spark-change-logoFrom April 6 to May 3, 2015, Walmart is teaming up with some of America’s favorite food manufacturers to fight hunger and spark change, benefiting food banks likes ours nationwide! Through the 2015 campaign, you can help us raise much-needed funds by simply visiting your local Walmart and:

1) Purchasing one of 240 participating products by Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft, and Unilever at Walmart. For every participating item purchased, the product supplier will make a donation -- equating to one meal -- to our Food Bank!

2) Making a $1, $2, or $5 donation at the register during checkout.

They're quick and easy ways to make a difference while you go about your average day! For more information, read the press release.

Thank you, Walmart and Feeding America, for helping us to pursue a hunger-free Alameda County.

Holiday Dinner Drive reaches Million-Dollar Milestone!

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Volunteers and staff joined us in the Community Engagement Center to celebrate the million-dollar milestone

On December 23, the Food Bank commemorated one of the Bay Area's most remarkable hunger-relief fundraising efforts. This season, the Holiday Dinner Drive -- an effort among congregants at local synagogues and churches -- raised its millionth dollar to nourish families in our neighborhoods!

The drive was started by Temple Sinai congregant Dan McClosky in 1998, after reading a report that the Food Bank was running short on turkeys for the holiday season. That year, Dan raised $550 among family and friends. The following year, congregants from his synagogue joined the efforts, raising $13,000 for the Food Bank.

Ever since, McClosky's one-man endeavor has expanded to raise more than $1,042,000 over 17 years -- the equivalent of 2.3 million meals! Join us thanking Dan and the Bay Area's faith-based community for their nearly two decades of steadfast generosity!

 

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Dan McClosky, founder of the Holiday Dinner Drive, fundraised tirelessly for 17 years to support Bay Area food banks