Guest post by Lois Courchaine: All told, Contra Costans are a pretty close knit bunch. And, when it comes to helping those in need in our communities, we all pitch in to make a difference.
As this holiday season kicks off, we are especially concerned about people at risk of hunger. There is no mission as great as ensuring that all our community members have enough to eat; not only during the holiday season, but all year long.
And members of a local labor union, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE – Local 21) are stepping up again this year to do what they can to help. For the second year in a row, the Local 21 Union members decided to forego their annual holiday party and donate those funds to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
On November 19th, Local 21’s Executive Board Member, Michael Courchaine, presented the Food Bank’s Executive Director Larry Sly with a check for $1,000. Sue Guest, President of Local 21 would like to challenge other Contra Costa labor organizations to do the same. “With food insecurity increasing at such rapid pace in our county, we need our fellow unions to help out in any way they can,” states Sue.
For more information on donating to help the hungry in Contra Costa, please visit: http://www.foodbankccs.org/give-help/donate.html or call (925) 676-7543.