Published October 24, 2000


Each year the Hacienda Owners Association assists the Alameda County Community Food Bank in their effort to develop resources for programs conducted throughout the year. Join other generous corporate Hacienda sponsors such as ANG Newspapers, Asyst, Kaiser Permanente and Sprint PCS in supporting the Food Bank. 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.

Food for Thought
Red decorative barrels will soon be arriving throughout Hacienda to serve as food collection points. The Food Bank collects non-perishable food and 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

Business Park Competition
To help the collection effort, the Hacienda Owners Association would like to challenge Hacienda businesses and the local community through participation in a friendly competition. Hacienda is currently in a collection competition with Harbor Bay Isle Business Park and Marina Village Business Park. Last year's competition aided the Food Bank in bringing in over 17,985 pounds of food and $2,773 dollars which provided over 16,000 meals for the needy.  This year's goal is to collect over 20,000 pounds of food and at least $4,000. We would like to show all of Alameda County what Hacienda can accomplish by continuing our award winning collection efforts.

On-Site Collection Available
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.

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
Joo Eun Lee
Alameda County Community Food Bank
West Oakland Army Base, 700 Murmansk, Building 590
Post Office Box 24590, Oakland, California 94623
(510) 834-3663  phone     (510) 834-3259  fax     jlee@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