Contact: July Cole
Associate Human Resources Analyst
Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library Collects Donations for Alameda County Food Bank
Berkeley, January 5, 2015—The holidays are over but there are many who do not have their basic needs met. Many of our neighbors are fighting hunger. Join the Berkeley Public Library in this fight! The Library is partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank throughout January 2015.
You can help fight hunger while visiting any Berkeley Public Library location. Just bring some canned or boxed food and drop it in the big red Food Bank barrels. This is an easy way to help feed our less fortunate community members. Think outside the cereal box (or canned tuna) and consider donations of canned veggies and fruit, packages of hot cereals, whole grain rice and nut butters.
Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 1 in 5 county residents—more than 31,100 annually. Children and those over 50 years of age – our community’s most vulnerable age groups– account for nearly two-thirds of all Food Bank clients. Overall, food from Alameda County Community Food Bank is distributed to individuals 61,877 times in a typical week – and more than 3.2 million times annually. For more information call 510-981-6105.