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Children's Emergency Food Bank

Children’s Emergency Food Bank

 

 

                                                            

 

 

 

CEFB Annual Report 2016

The Children’s Emergency Food Bank is a mission outreach program of John Knox Presbyterian Church and is a separate 501c3 non-profit corporation serving Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville, California since 1969. The Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization that operates on the property of the church. The officers of the corporation are Rick Snowden – President, Ellie Haynes – Secretary, and Chan Eason – Treasurer. Kathy Snowden and Linda Ferris are the remaining Board Members and Directors.

The Food Bank provides food for families in emergency situations, rather than ongoing support. Our objective is to provide canned and packaged food as well as gift certificates from local markets to obtain fresh foods. We try to give each family enough food for one week, up to six times a year.

During 2016 we distributed food 370 times to 139 different families through our regular program. 13 families received food 6 times.  

The annual Christmas Basket Distribution was held Saturday December 10, 2016. This year we again prepared for 120 Christmas Basket distributions for our registered clients and for several other charities. 73 clients were served that day and were also given frozen turkeys or chickens. Some remaining baskets were picked up the following week, 12 others we given to families identified by members of the Congregation. In addition, each family also received a $10.00 gift certificate and a bag from Raley’s with free coupons for potatoes, carrots, bananas and milk. We also provided 12 distributions to the Dublin Unified School District and 16 to St. Raymond Catholic Church to be used in their annual Christmas Food Distribution December 17, 2016.  

This year we continued to expand our reach into the community by providing 25 bags of food per month which were distributed by Cindy Leung of the Dublin Unified School District to attendees of the Parent Partnership Program. We also continued to support St. Raymond Catholic Church in their monthly food distributions as well as Open Heart Kitchen and Tri-Valley Haven.

During 2016 we replaced our food distribution building affectionately known as the shed. The building went into service in 1969. We raised funds for the project during 2015 totaling just over $40,000.00 which included a $7,000.00 grant from the City of Dublin. To date we have spent $40,704.32 and will spend another $8,000.00 in 2017 to complete American Disability Act (ADA) parking upgrades on the property.

We continue to rely greatly on donations from individuals and are part of the Raley’s Food for Families Program, receiving continued support from them. We are not supported by Alameda or Contra Costa Counties.

We currently have over 20 volunteers who work at various jobs on a regular basis and we are very grateful for their dedicated service. However, additional help is always needed. If you would like to join us please contact Rick Snowden.

 

 

Children's Emergency Food Bank
                Providing Food for those in Need All Year....

 

The Children’s Emergency Food Bank is a local non-profit organization serving Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon. The Food Bank provides food for families in emergency situations, rather than ongoing support. As we have no paid staff, almost all of our resources go to the purchase and distribution of food. Our expenses consist of an answering service, telephone service, postage and minimal miscellaneous expenses.

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.