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December 3, 2013 > Fremont Bank Foundation donates to Local Food Banks

Fremont Bank Foundation donates to Local Food Banks

Submitted By Kurt Heath

Fremont Bank Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Fremont Bank, is donating $80,000 to local nonprofits as part of its eighth annual holiday grant program. Centerville Free Dining Room, Centro de Servicios, Tri-City Volunteers, Tri-City Breakfast Program, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and Viola Blythe Community Service Center are among the recipients and will receive $5,000 each to help feed community residents this holiday season.

Each year, Fremont Bank Foundation partners with local nonprofits to provide food and basic necessities to individuals and families in need.Ê The foundation prioritizes giving to organizations that serve food or distribute food baskets to those with the greatest needs in the communities Fremont Bank serves. This year, the foundation more than doubled from last year the total amount given to partnering nonprofits, as well as increased the dollar amount given to each of its 16 recipients.
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ÒDespite an improving economy, the need for free food is still great as many residents struggle to make ends meet,Ó said Marie-Pascale Peterson, Director of Community Outreach at Fremont Bank.Ê ÒWe are pleased to partner with dedicated organizations to ensure more individuals and families in our communities enjoy a brighter holiday season.Ó
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The following nonprofits are receiving a $5,000 grant from Fremont Bank Foundation:Ê
* Castro Valley Outreach (Castro Valley)
* Centerville Free Dining RoomÊ(Fremont)
* Centro de ServiciosÊ(Union City)
* Davis Street Family Resource CenterÊ(San Leandro)
* Food Bank for Monterey County
* International Orphan Relief FoundationÊ(Brentwood)
* Loaves and Fishes (Contra Costa County)
* Martha's KitchenÊ(San Jose)
* Open Heart KitchenÊ(Livermore)
* Our Lady of the Rosary Church (Union City)
* Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Contra Costa County)
* South Hayward Parish (Hayward)
* St. Anthony FoundationÊ(San Francisco)
* Tri-City Free Breakfast ProgramÊ(Fremont)
* Tri-City Volunteers, Inc.Ê(Fremont)
* Viola Blythe Community Service CenterÊ(Newark)

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