Philanthropic Yoga Class

More and more people and businesses are finding creative ways to benefit the Food Bank.  Sometimes shaking things up pays off in a big way.

Yogaworks On the second floor of an industrial, concrete and metal building awaits an oasis:  yogaworks.  Angie Norwood and Colleen Millen, two certified yoga instructors, threw a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano aptly named, “Celebrate Your Life, Honor Another.” The philanthropic yoga class took place on Saturday, November 6th from noon to 1:30.  Myself and two other staff members from the Food Bank made our way on a lazy Saturday to downtown Walnut Creek with the intention of donating some food and brushing up on our downward facing dog.  We left feeling loose and relaxed, all stiffness and soreness curiously absent.  Each of us learned a new technique (or two), received a truly enlightening Savasana, and were blown away by the generosity of the attendees.  Many yogis brought more than the three required food items for admission.  Collectively, yogaworks raised a total of 169 pounds of donated food!  Many families will benefit from this generous giving. This is one more creative way to raise food.


Cassie Brislain, Agency Relations Coordinator

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