11th Annual Refinery Run

Although our local refineries support our Food Bank year round, they also like to begin our holiday season early collaborating to fill our shelves with food. Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery, Shell Oil Products US, Phillips 66 and Valero Benicia Refinery began collecting food and money the beginning of August and end mid-September with a fundraiser celeabration which includes a Poker Run, sponsored by RSC, S&S, and Contra Costa Electric, motorcycle and custom classic-car show, music, great food and lots of laughter.

These refineries as well as their contractors and employees of both give time, money and food to help their neighbors in their community. It is great experience working with all of them towards our mission. So far this year, they have been able to raise over $18,300. Contra Costa Electric, Inc., TC Inspection, Bay Area Instruments & Electric, Inc., Mistras Group, Inc., Pinnacle, and Transfield Services, our Contractor Sponsors, also deserve big thanks for all the support they give to the Food Bank.

The Shell Clubhouse, jumping with music by Bourbon Fixx Band was powered by DC Solar and the food was good as always when using England’s Café & Catering. Great vendors, fun games and a variety of raffle items made this day complete. We would like to thank all of you for caring and helping your neighbors in need.

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