Zaza Pachulia and Klay Thompson Host Community Food Drive at Lucky Supermarkets
On Monday, March 13, the Warriors and Lucky Supermarkets teamed up to host a Community Food Drive to benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank, which serves one in five citizens in the Bay Area. Warriors Center Zaza Pachulia and All-Star Guard Klay Thompson joined the fundraising efforts, providing autographs for each fan in attendance.
“It’s great to be here on a beautiful day in Oakland to raise money for the Alameda County Community Food Bank with Lucky Supermarkets and have fun with some great members of our community,” said Thompson.
Over 150 families purchased $20 tickets for Monday’s Food Drive, with many fans in attendance making additional food donations to ensure no neighbor goes hungry this season. The excited fans enjoyed a catered meal, basketball games, face painting and balloon stations in the Lucky Supermarkets lot overlooking Lake Merritt.
“As the official grocer of the Warriors organization, Lucky Supermarkets is excited to team up to raise money and food for the Alameda County Community Food Bank,” says Lucky Supermarkets Public Affairs Manager Nanette Miranda. “Hunger is such a problem in Alameda County, and we’re thankful to have such strong partners in this fight.”
Pachulia and Thompson greeted the crowd in attendance, kindly accepted all autograph requests and exchanged well-wishes with each fan. Both players and fans were thankful to the other for spending their time that afternoon to support food-insecure citizens of Alameda County.
“Our fans give us so much support during the season, it’s cool for both sides to get to know each other while raising money for the Food Bank with Lucky Supermarkets,” said Pachulia.
Following the autograph session, Pachulia and Thompson joined Lucky Supermarkets representatives to present the Alameda County Community Food Bank with a giant check for over $34,000. These funds and food donations will help the Food Bank provide over 77,000 meals to soup kitchens, food pantries, schools and senior centers in the Bay Area.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Zaza and Klay here signing autographs and we appreciate their partnership and commitment to our community,” said Alameda County Community Food Bank Executive Director Suzan Bateson. “We’re thankful to these athletes because they are helping us support our local children through food, which is a basic building block for success.”
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