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Published October 15, 2001


HELP NEEDED FOR 2001 HACIENDA FOOD DRIVE



Each year Hacienda supports the Alameda County Community Food Bank in their effort to develop resources for programs conducted throughout the year. Join Hacienda's ANG Newspapers as a sponsor of this important event.  Your donations go a long way towards helping the Food Bank meet their mission in Alameda County. Locally, a number of Tri-Valley operations are recipients of food and money collected by the Food Bank. 

Business Park Competition
During November and December Hacienda engages in a friendly competition with Harbor Bay Isle Business Park and Marina Village Business Park. Last year's competition aided the Food Bank in bringing in over 19,542 pounds of food and $6,593 dollars which provided over 16,000 meals for the needy.  Thanks to your generous donations, Hacienda was once again the recipient of the traveling plate award for the most donations of food and money for the 2000 drive.  This year's goal is to collect over 25,000 pounds of food and at least $10,000.  Hacienda wants to continue the momentum and claim this prestigious award again for the 2001 campaign.  To help the collection effort, the park would like to challenge Hacienda businesses and the local community through participation in this friendly competition and show all of Alameda County what Hacienda can accomplish by continuing our award winning collection efforts. 

On-Site Collection Available
Food barrels will soon be arriving throughout Hacienda to serve as collection points.  Hacienda businesses interested in obtaining their own barrel for on-site collection can contact the Food Bank using the information found below. Hacienda businesses may also contact the Hacienda Owners Association for a donation pick-up provided the donation can be received within the park. 

Food for Thought 
The Food Bank's collection effort focuses on healthy non-perishable food.  The Food Bank would also appreciate it if you would not donate items in glass containers.  The Food Bank particularly encourages contributions of the following: 

Canned meats 
Canned fruits and vegetables
Pasta and sauces 
Fruit juices 
Soups and stews 
Peanut butter 
Beans and rice 

Donations
If you would prefer to donate money, checks should be made payable to the "Alameda County Community Food Bank" and should note "Hacienda" somewhere on the check.  Please mail all checks to the Alameda County Community Food Bank using the contact information below with the note "Attention: Food Drive" on the envelope.  Donations are also accepted online at the Food Bank's web site at: www.accfb.org/pages/donate_money.html.

Additional Information
Additional information is available on the food drive, local collection points, organizations benefiting from the collection effort, and ideas on how to provide incentives to companies and individuals to participate.  Please feel free to contact either of the organizations listed below for details.   

Contact Information
Sally Moyce
Alameda County Community Food Bank 
PO Box 24590, Oakland, California  94623
(510) 834-3663 ext. 328 phone     (510) 834-3259  fax     smoyce@secondharvest.org  e-mail     www.accfb.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW