|LDS Donates Food|
Published: Friday, 04 November 2011 00:48
Latter Day Saints lay bishop Chuck Harlow discusses the church's donation with Alameda Food Bank Progarm Coordinator Samantha Kahn.
The Alameda congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated more than 400 jars and cans of peaches, peanut butter and beef stew — approximately $1,000 worth of food — to the Alameda Food Bank. Lay Bishop Chuck Harlow explained why the donation was made.
"For many years, members of our congregation have looked to the Alameda Food Bank's selfless example of service, love and commitment to all members of our community," said Harlow. "We know that the need for nutritious and delicious food is as great as ever. With this donation, our congregation joins with other members of our community to assist family, friends and neighbors who are in need."
Food Bank Program Coordinator Samantha Kahn expressed the food bank's appreciation of the donation.
"This gift from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go a long way toward helping needy Alamedans," she said. Kahn also said that for the upcoming holidays, the food bank needs donations of turkeys, sweetened condensed milk, black olives, boxed cornbread and muffin mixes, Jell-o, stuffing mix, canned gravy and canned yams.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the food bank will give out turkeys to needy families.
"Donations of these holiday dinner fixings would be greatly appreciated," Kahn said.
The Alameda Food Bank Pantry Distribution Center is located at 1900 Thau Way and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Donations of cash are always welcome, by credit card at the online website, or by cash or check dropped off at the pantry or mailed to P.O. Box 2167, Alameda, CA, 94501.