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Twenty Alameda County departments raised more than nine tons of food and nearly $23,000 in donations from county employees to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank, county officials announced Sunday.

Food Bank Produce
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/accfb/5263627541">ACCFB</a>/Flickr Volunteers load produce at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, one of several Bay Area organizations whose supply of food have been taxed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In line with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Vision 2026 goal of Eliminating Poverty and Hunger, the county continued their seventh annual partnership with the ACCFB on the Stone Soup Food Drive and Design Competition.

A record number of departments participated in the competition, building imaginative displays constructed with cans, boxes, and bags of donated food focused on the theme of “Have A Heart.”

According to Alameda County officials, food insecurity has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. To address this, the county food drive raised 19,070 pounds of food. Additionally, the county exceeded its $20,000 donation goal, effectively donating $22,934 to the food bank.

Alameda County Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank The Alameda County Community Food Bank is being replenished amid the Covid-19 pandemic with a countywide department fundraiser that brought in about $23,000 and nine tons of food. Stephen and Ayesha Curry are matching the financial donations.

In addition to these donations, the Eat. Learn. Play Foundation founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry will be matching Alameda County’s donation dollar for dollar, raising a total of $45,868 for the food bank.

More information about the food bank and its services can be found at http://www.accfb.org.

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