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Children's Emergency Food Bank

Children’s Emergency Food Bank

 

 

 

                                                            

 

 

 

Summer Newsletter Item 2017
Children’s Emergency Food Bank

 

Children’s Emergency Food Bank is increasing the amount of food we provide to those in our serving area of Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Danville. We are able to do this because the number of our traditional clients is declining.

During 2016 we made 370 distributions to 139 different families. 58% of families lived in Dublin 24% lived in San Ramon and 18% lived in Pleasanton. No requests were received from Danville.  This is again lower than the previous year. Distributions have declined every year since 2013. So far in 2017 we have made 135 distributions to 70 different families.

One of the conclusions that might be made regarding this decline of requests for food is that some of our clients are doing better than in recent years. It is also possible that some former clients have moved away. In an attempt to see how we might otherwise assist our communities we have begun to look for ways to provide food to a broader portion of our serving area. Beginning in 2014 we began our reach into the community by providing 25 bags of food per month during the school year to the Dublin Unified School District to attendees of the Parent Partnership Program. This is a program to try to get more lower-income parents involved with school activities. Our participation continues today.

Beginning in 2015 we became involved with several other food providers in the Tri-Valley including Tri-Valley Haven and Open Heart Kitchen. They wanted a mid-summer food drive to help support them. We made a significant contribution and continue to attend the quarterly meetings of the group. We also began to make some food donations to St. Raymond Catholic Church to support their monthly food distributions. Supporting these organizations allows us to expand our mission without further burdening our volunteers. The products that we distribute to our expanded clients are primarily from those we receive each January from the bag drive product drives conducted on our behalf from Raley's in Pleasanton and Nob Hill in San Ramon.  We also benefit from several food drives conducted on our behalf throughout the year and from Dublin City Pride Week. The additional recipients of food during 2016 were as follows:

 

  • DUSD Parent Partnership Program
  • Tri-Valley Food group
  • St. Raymond Catholic Church
  • City Serve of the Tri-Valley
  • Dublin YMCA

 

If you would like to join us as a volunteer 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.