Published June 19, 2001


For many children, out of school means out of food.  Please help fight hunger this summer by participating in the Freedom From Hunger Food Drive running from July 12th through August 31st. 

Food for Thought
Approximately 35% of the hungry people in Alameda County are children.  When school ends for the summer, these students lose access to school breakfast and lunch programs which they rely upon to meet their nutritional needs.  This increases their need for food at a time when the food supply of the Alameda County Community Food Bank is low.

Freedom from Hunger
The Freedom From Hunger Food Drive begins with a kick off event on July 12th at the Safeway parking lot in Pleasanton located on the corner of  Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue.  Food will be collected at this fun filled event featuring local performers and giveaway items.  After the kick off event there are many ways to continue the momentum and contribute towards the drive.  Simple ways to contribute include:  hosting a food drive collection barrel and encouraging employees and customers to donate nutritious food for children; hosting a fund drive by encouraging people to donate money to the Food Bank (the Food Bank can provide four meals for only one dollar); or organizing a volunteer group to donate time at the Food Bank. 

Registration and Information
It's easy to get started.  Simply follow this link to the Alameda County Community Food Bank's registration form:  http://www.accfb.org/pages/donate_drive_signup.html.  If you have any questions, please contact Sally Moyce using the contact information below.   

Contact Information
Alameda County Community Food Bank 
Sally Moyce
P.O. Box 24590, Oakland, California  94623
(510) 834-3663 x328  phone     (510) 834-3259  fax     smoyce@secondharvest.org  e-mail     ww.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