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The "Giving" in Thanksgiving - Please Remember the Contra Costa Food Bank

Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel Realtors

Contra Costa Food Bank grocery bagFor several years I spent Thanksgiving day with a group of people who prepared and served a free Thanksgiving Dinner.  It was always a wonderful day spent with interesting people but shocking to learn the extent of hunger in our community.  From Senior citizens who had to choose between medication and nutritious food to young families whose primary wage-earner was unemployed, it was a significant eye-opener to a young woman (me, at the time) who never faced a hungry day.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I would ask you to remember the "Giving" in Thanksgiving and donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties.  Every $1 dollar you donate provides two meals for children, adults or seniors.  Really think about that for a minute....a $20 donation would provide 40 meals and over 1/3 of the food distributed is fresh produce (often the first food sacrificed when money runs short).

The Food Bank has an additional - and very creative - donation opportunity called Tiny Tickets.  Save all of your BART tickets that have nothing but change left on them - a penny, 5 cents, 20 cents - we all have them stashed in drawers somewhere.  Please send them to the Food Bank so they can be redeemed for cash.

With unemployment still above 10%, the need for your donation is greater than ever - and sadly that's true even in our affluent Walnut Creek community - so please remember the "Giving" in Thanksgiving.

Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hope you have lots of fun and food with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2011 07:03 AM