People support the work of the Food Bank because they believe in what we do. They evaluate our audits and look at our annual report, but many times people support us because they are asked to help by someone they respect.
The Calpine Corporation does business in East Contra Costa County and they want to be part of a strong community. In order to make this happen, they work with Supervisor Federal Glover to help meet the needs in his district. Because of this strong relationship, Calpine made another $10,000 donation to the Food Bank as part of the County Cares food drive competition this year.
I had a chance to meet with Chris German the General Manager of Calpine’s East County facilities at Supervisor Glover’s office at the end of December and he provided us with a $10,000 check to help those in need in our community. The business support that Supervisor Glover helps bring to the Food Bank will allow us to provide food assistance to those who need help, another excellent example of people helping people.