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June 29, 2012 > Alameda County Library partners with food bank

Alameda County Library partners with food bank

Submitted By Lupe Gonzalez

Hunger and need do not recognize boundaries. Due to the economic recession and the high cost of living in the Bay Area, the Alameda County Community Food Bank is seeing an increase in requests for assistance from wealthier areas in addition to the requests it receives from the less wealthy areas of the County.

Alameda County Library is partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help meet County residents' requests for assistance. Alameda County Community Food Bank has placed permanent food barrels in the County's libraries for food donations. The public is asked to donate non-perishable food items. "Donating non-perishable food items is one of the best ways to ensure that we're taking care of low-income families and individuals,'' said Supervisor Nate Miley, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. "All of our residents deserve access to nutritious food to start and support healthy neighborhoods."

Food donations can be dropped off at the County libraries during open hours. To learn more about Alameda County Library, visit our website at www.aclibrary.org.

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