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Food For Bay Area Families Drive Underway

Food For Bay Area Families

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) ― Each day, thousands of Bay Area families are stretched beyond their financial limits.

Oftentimes, they are forced to choose between buying groceries, paying the rent or buying medicine.

Many households who receive weekly groceries through the Food Bank include at least one working adult.

Hunger frequently strikes the most vulnerable people in our communities.

You can help fight hunger now. Join CBS 5 and Whole Foods Market as we help feed hungry families this holiday season.

Stop by any Whole Foods Market and drop healthy non-perishable foods in the bin. Your donation is a lifeline. This year, you can also make a cash donation at checkout; you can donate $1, $5 or any other amount.

Click on to find a store location near you.

Last year our Food for Bay Area Families campaign collected 350,000 pounds of food.

This year our goal is to collect 400,000 pounds of food and to raise $750,000.

You can contribute to your local food bank on-line, or you can contribute by check, made payable to your local food bank:

•Alameda County Community Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621

•Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
4010 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
1891 Woolner Avenue, Suite 1
Fairfield, CA 94533

•Redwood Empire Food Bank (Sonoma County)
3320 Industrial Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

•San Francisco Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107

•Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
750 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

The "Do's and Don'ts of Food Donation!

Do donate:
- Canned foods (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, soups)
- Dried foods like beans, rice, pasta, soups, and packaged meals,
like "Mac N' Cheese"
- Nutritional foods! peanut butter, powdered milk, shelf-stable
soy milk
- Cereal, cereal bars, and baby food
- Non-perishable cooking ingredients like cooking oil and sugar
- Items packaged in plastics or containers that won't easily collapse

Do NOT donate:
- Candy
- "Dented" cans or packages which have been opened
- Food items with "expired" dates
- Foods YOU wouldn't eat or feed to your family ("exotic" or
very "spicy" foods)
- Beauty aids or personal care items
- Medicines
- Food packaged in glass jars or bottles
- Perishable foods
- Alcohol

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