Feed Tri Valley – Food Drive
July 10 – 23, 2017
Tri Valley residents are encouraged to think locally and give locally to support our friends and neighbors in the Tri Valley. Though most people think of the homeless and hungry during the cold winter months, food providers consistently struggle to maintain adequate groceries during the summer.
|Gene’s Fine Foods||2803 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton|
|Pleasanton Library||400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton|
|Pleasanton Senior Center||5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton|
|Raleys||5420 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton|
|Safeway||6790 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton|
|* Workday||6230 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton|
|Clorox||4900 Johnson Dr, Bldg C lobby, Pleasanton|
|**Inklings||530 Main Street, Pleasanton|
|**Blue Oaks Church||4375 Foothill Rd, Pleasanton|
|Starbuck’s||3040 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton|
|Valley Bible Church (gift cards & food donations)||7106 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton|
|Town Center Books||555 Main St, Pleasanton|
|Mueller’s Tri Valley ATA Black Belt Academy||37 Wyoming Street, Pleasanton|
|Interfaith Sharing – St Bartholmews Church||678 Enos Way, Livermore|
|Livermore Downtown Association||154 S. J Street, Livermore|
|Trader Joe’s||1122 East Stanley Blvd., Livermore|
|Heritage Estates||900 East Stanley Blvd., Livermore|
|Livermore Downtown Business Association||22 South L Street, Livermore|
|Panama Red||2115 First Street, Livermore|
|Tri-Valley Haven Community Building||3663 Pacific Avenue, Livermore|
|Las Positas College Health Center||3000 Campus Hill Drive, Building 1700, Livermore|
|Luso-American Life Insurance Society||7080 Donlon Way, Suite 200, Dublin|
*Accepting donations July 31 – August 4th
**Will accept Gift Cards only
Please non-perishable, unopened food only! All donations will go directly to local food providers in the Tri Valley such as Interfaith Sharing, Open Heart Kitchen, Tri Valley Haven and other local food pantries.
Recommended Food Items
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Canned chicken/tuna
- Canned soup
- Canned beans
- Pasta Sauces (enchilada sauce, spaghetti sauce)
- Salad Dressing
- Individually wrapped granola bars
- 4 oz juice boxes
- Coffee (especially decaf)
- Tea bags (decaf)
- Cooking oil
In 2016, the “Feed Tri-Valley” initiative was begun by local food providers, together with the tri-cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore. With a mission to address local hunger via education and donations, nearly 4,000 pounds of food was collected this past July via barrels situated at businesses around the community.
With health issues that stem from children’s hunger, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health reports that 19% of children in Alameda County do not know where there next meal will come from. This includes 4,335 children who are eligible for free and reduced lunch in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore. (California Dept of Education 2015/2016).
With the Tri-Valley food consortium serving thousands of people locally each year, Feed Tri-Valley has been established as an annual event. “We’re hoping to educate the community about the problem of local food insecurity,” said Ann King, Tri-Valley Haven’s Executive Director. “Thousands of Tri-Valley residents struggle to put food on their tables, both in the summer and during the colder months.” Consequently, Feed Tri-Valley will be instituted at some businesses year-round, with a concerted effort July 10th though the 23rd; labeled collection barrels will be situated throughout the community
What is Feed Tri Valley?
The mission of FEED TRI VALLEY is to be part of a larger movement to end hunger by educating and soliciting donations to feed this local community. Feed Tri Valley includes Tri Valley Haven, Open Heart Kitchen, Interfaith Sharing, City Serve of the Tri Valley, Valley Bible Church, Cites of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.