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Trick or Treat for Food!

For the second year, Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery challenged 7 teams of Concord High School students to go door to door on Halloween night collecting food and money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the Tesoro 2nd Annual Scare Away Hunger food drive. The teams of 12 students represented Cheer, Choir, Football, Leadership, Music, Soccer, and Softball. Several days before Halloween, the students delivered paper bags to their designated neighborhoods in hopes of increasing donations and thus winning bragging rights. Of course the real winners are those we serve in the community. The grand total was 10,256 pounds of food (3,600 pounds more than last year) and $1,162.05 plus a $1,000 donation from an individual who wanted to do more with their money when they heard that Tesoro would match the pounds/money up to $5,000 for the Food Bank and an additional $5,000 to the Concord High School programs.

The winning team for the food collection was Music with 2,184 pounds of food. The winning team for the money collection was Softball with $323.56. The best surprise of the evening was when a film crew from ABC7 with anchor Alan Wong showed up to film the event. Alan Wong said he thought this was a very creative way to collect food and money for the Food Bank, to involve the students in a fun and rewarding community project and to allow the community to be a part of something good.

 Thank you to Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery for sponsoring the event for a 2nd year. Thank you Ken Dami for your leadership. Thank you Principal Gary McAdam of Concord High for your leadership and getting your fantastic teachers and students involved again. Thank you students for volunteering as a team and making the 2nd year so successful. Thank you community for giving and helping those in need. Did we Scare Away Hunger? I think we did and we will do it again every Halloween until it is gone for good.

Bay Area Refinery Motorcycle Run/Food Drive

A beautiful sunny day on September 17th began with the roar of engines when over 100 motorcycle riders and custom car enthusiasts from the Bay Area refineries gathered at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, to celebrate the success of the 10th Annual Bay Area Refinery Motorcycle Run/Food Drive. They continued their ride through the colorful back roads of Martinez, stopping at each Poker Run Stop before heading to the Shell Clubhouse for an afternoon of food, friends and music. Each refinery began with a food drive, which kicked off August 1st, collecting over 2,185 pounds of food and $22,696 by the time of the celebration. All donations and food collected during the drive from the Refinery Run will benefit the Food Bank.
The motorcyclists and custom car owners were employees and contractors of Bay Area refineries, which included Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery, ConocoPhillips, Shell Oil Products US, and Valero Benicia Refinery as well as their families and friends.
The celebration’s final destination was a barbecue held at the Shell Martinez Refinery Clubhouse where the riders, drivers and passengers were treated to musical entertainment provided by Joe Rose and the Howlers, food by Englund’s Café and Catering, vendors such as Joyce Cid Massage Therapy, Bead For Life and Interstate All Battery Center, raffle prizes, and a special guest appearance by members of the Oakland Raiderettes who helped sell raffle tickets and take photos. Events like this would not be possible without the generous support of the sponsors. Presenting Sponsors included all of the participating refineries; Poker Route Sponsors included RSC, Killer Eye Kandy, and S and S Supplies and Solutions; Contractor Sponsors included Timec, RJ Roberts, Carone & Company Inc., Harder Mechanical, KM Industrial, Starcon, Tanco Engineering, ERM, Certified Coatings Company, Benicia Fabrication and Machine, and Environmental Packaging.
The great thing about the Refinery Run is that companies that are competitors in the market place cooperate with each other in order to feed hungry people.