There is no other way to put it, hunger just hurts more during the holidays. For many in the Bay Area, this time of year shines a spotlight on just how much food insecurity affects their lives. That’s why ABC7 and Bay Area food banks are working together to collect much needed food and cash donations this holiday season.
On Nov. 18th ABC7 broadcasted live from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano warehouse in Concord. On-air interviews were conducted with people who receive food, member agencies, and of course our own executive Director, Larry Sly. Volunteers and visitors were able to meet Spencer Christian, ABC7 News weather forecaster, in person. Food provided by Panera Bread, Round Table, Togo’s and Tower Grille, kept our guests energy up while Mark from Denon & Doyle kept the music going for the evening’s festivities.
More than 780,000 people in the Bay Area go hungry each month. That’s about 1 in 6 Bay Area residents, which includes families, children and seniors. For 23 years, ABC7 and Bay Area food banks have worked together and you can join us in helping feed our neighbors in need this holiday season! Text the word FEED to number 80077 to donate $10 to Bay Area food banks. When prompted, reply with YES to confirm the donation and have it added to your phone bill.
In addition to your donations, each of the Bay Area food banks were awarded with $15,000 from Disney-ABC to help provide food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to children and families who need it most in the Bay Area.