Warriors Give Back To Alameda County Community Food Bank

Warriors Give Back To Alameda County Community Bank
Richard Jefferson and Carl Landry to Meet and Sign Autographs for Fans Who Make Donation of $19 or 19 Non-Perishable Food Items

As the holiday season approaches, the Golden State Warriors are helping the Alameda County Community Food Bank prepare for an expected spike in need during the fall and winter months. Employees from the Golden State Warriors and Warriors players Richard Jefferson and Carl Landry, as part of the organization’s Helping Hands Employee Volunteer Program, will visit the Alameda County Community Food Bank on Friday, October 12, to assist with the Food Bank’s efforts to provide food to 1 in 6 residents of Alameda County.

The Warriors’ Helping Hands contingent will include staff from throughout the organization, along with Warriors Gold Alliance corporate partners. The group will assist the Food Bank by helping sort and package non-perishable food and fresh produce destined for non-profit agencies throughout Alameda County. (Please note: the volunteer event is closed to the public.)

Following the staff volunteer event, Jefferson and Landry will host a Food & Fund drive, open to the public. Jefferson and Landry will be in the Food Bank’s warehouse, located at 7900 Edgewater Drive in Oakland, on Friday, October 12, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to meet and sign autographs for fans who make a minimum donation of $19, representing #GSWCountdown and 19 days until Warriors opening night on October 31, or 19 non-perishable food items, such as canned meats and vegetables, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and low-sugar cereal. All proceeds go directly to the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s hunger-relief efforts.

“The Alameda County Community Food Bank is extremely fortunate to have the commitment and strong support from community partners like the Golden State Warriors,” said Suzan Bateson, executive director for the Food Bank. “The Warriors’ dedication to our cause not only contributes an abundance of hours, funds and food during this critical time – it also plays an enormous role in raising awareness of the issue of hunger in community.”

The Warriors Helping Hands Employee Volunteer Program was created in August 2011 to encourage team employees to become active in the community by volunteering their time and resources through hands-on service outreach projects. Each month, the team’s employees give back to the Bay Area community by taking part in a volunteer community service activity arranged through the Helping Hands program. The Golden State Warriors have long supported their neighbors at the Alameda County Community Food Bank through volunteerism and donations.

Since 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger-relief efforts in the Bay Area. This year the Food Bank will distribute 24 million pounds of food, more than half farm-fresh produce. The Food Bank serves 1 in 6 Alameda County residents – nearly half children –by distributing food through a network of 275 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations. In total, the Food Bank serves 49,000 people each week – two and a half times the capacity of Oracle Arena during a Warriors home game.

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