Dear Friend and Neighbor,
Over 5,000 low-income Alameda residents are currently supplementing their meager food budgets with groceries available to them at no charge through the Alameda Food Bank. The need for food assistance can be unexpected and short term, or it can be long-lasting and difficult to resolve.
Recent cuts to Food Stamp benefits, difficulty finding full-time work or the inability to work due to age or disability, or finding a job that pays more than minimum wage are all factors that make family budgets tight. The 30/30 Spring Challenge is our way of reminding the community of the continuing need for hunger relief in Alameda.
Over 200 Food Bank families have returned to self-sufficiency in the last three years, but 2,100 low-income families still need our help. We hope you will support our work to end hunger in our community.
You can make a difference by contributing to our 30/30 Spring Challenge. Our goal this spring is to raise $30,000 and collect 30,000 pounds with the assistance of the Alameda Postal Carriers’ May 10th food drive and other local events during the months of May and June.
You can help by:
- Participating in a local food drive or delivering non-perishable food items to our office at 1900 Thau Way (or many community locations, like the Main Library, Encinal Market, The Marketplace on Park, Dan’s Produce, Gallagher & Lindsey)
- Making a check donation by sending a check to Alameda Food Bank, P.O. Box 2167, Alameda CA 94501, or a credit card donation using the secure on-line “Donate Now” feature on our web site:
- Making a donation through employer sponsored giving programs or United Way pledge drives
Whether participating in a food drive or making a donation, we sincerely thank you for the help and support you have given to us for over 35 years.