November Events Recap

When Wood Group Field Services employees decided to help out the Food Bank there was something a little fishy about it. They chartered two fishing boats from Berkeley Marina and motored out on Saturday, November 19th with high hopes of bringing back some Dungeness crab and rockfish, as well as some cash for the Food Bank.  They succeeded on all fronts, and Dave Pritting stopped by our Fairfield office to drop off a $588 donation and tell some mighty tall fish tales to boot. Thank you to all who contributed to make the lives of our neighbors a little less difficult at this special time of year.

What better way to start off Thanksgiving Day than feeling the burn at Blackhawk Crunch Gym before indulging in a feast? That was the idea when the Gym alerted members about an early morning spin class, “Ride with Purpose”, with donations benefiting the Food Bank to help feed the hungry in their community. $510 was raised by participating members that morning!

The Walnut Creek Sports and Fitness Club 19th annual Turkey Trot was held on Thanksgiving morning. Participants were asked to bring food for the Food Bank and staff were on hand with their truck and barrels to collect the food starting at 6:30am. Food was deposited by people dressed as turkeys, pilgrims, and even a can of cranberry sauce dropped by our truck to pose with a Food Bank barrel. A total of 465 pounds of food were

collected and many people of all ages dropped by to talk about the Food Bank and where they could donated food or money.

Brazen Racing held their Nitro Turkey Thanksgiving Run at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond with over 800 dedicated racers joining in the morning fun. These are dedicated runners who love the challenge of hills and rugged trails. The racers were very happy to donate $45 and 821 pounds of food to fill the van. While it was raining in Walnut Creek we had some sunshine and a beautiful rainbow over the bay. What a great day to collect food for our community. We can hardly wait for both runs next Thanksgiving Day!

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