The Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization that operates on JKPC property. Our objective is to furnish canned and packaged food plus certificates from local markets to obtain fresh foods. We try to give each family, based on their need and family size, enough food for a week. We also have a Christmas giveaway which includes turkeys and hams donated by Raleys.
Appointments are made with volunteers, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., who then meet with the recipients at our Food Storage Building. To make an appointment, please call the Food Bank answering service at (925) 828-5363.
Donations of non-perishable food and money to purchase food, as needed, are always welcome. We are a part of Raley’s Food for Families Program and receive continued support from them. We receive no assistance from Alameda or Contra Costa Food Banks. If you have any questions, need help or would like to help out, please call our answering service at (925) 828-5363 or write us at Children’s Emergency Food Bank, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin, CA 94568.
Children’s Emergency Food Bank First Quarter 2013 Distribution Report
Our food distributions through March were 174 compared to 158 through March last year, about a 10% increase. We have made distributions to 110 different families. A straight extrapolation would put us at 696 for the year. Adding in 94 for the Christmas distribution, we would be at a total of 790 for 2013 vs. 754 for 2012. We made 68 distributions in January, 59 in February and 47 in March.
We have received a number of food donations from various sources including our own drive during Lent and about 25 bags from a drive at Valley Christian. We are scheduled to receive another donation from the City of Dublin as part of Dublin Pride week on April 24. Thanks to all of you who have contributed so far this year either by volunteering in some way or through your donations.