Students Launch ‘Grateful for Alameda’ Effort

Students Launch ‘Grateful for Alameda’ Effort

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) is proud of the Alameda community’s response to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Neighbors are helping neighbors, young people are shopping for seniors, and the local frontline work force is keeping Alamedans safe.

CASA would like to announce its new campaign, “Feed Alameda’s Frontline.” The public is invited to join donors who have already been ordering meals from local Alameda restaurants for the staff at Alameda Hospital. The meals are delivered to staff free of charge.

The hospital is supported by a large team of nurses, doctors and staff shared with the Alameda Health System. While the COVID-19 numbers currently remain manageable (thankfully), these individuals are ensuring that people in the City of Alameda stay as healthy as possible and receive the best possible treatment and testing options.

CASA recognizes the Parker, Siskind, Thomas, Searcy, Sidran, DeKeyser-Puccinelli, Tekisalp-Schwartz, Denhardt, Sloan, Sacco, Yee, Herzing, Green-Zinn, Holland, Potter, and Gow families. We also appreciate the staff from the Alameda restaurants who have stepped up to provide meals. Santoro’s Italian Market & Deli donated extra meals in addition to those paid for by donors. 

A special thanks is also due to Alameda Firefighters Local 689 for its generous donation in support of this effort. More openings are available through early May. Alameda residents can sign up to deliver 10 or 20 meals for lunch or dinner.

Gather a group of friends or join the effort individually at -resilience

Inspired by Earth Day, April 22, CASA’s Alameda Green Schools Challenge is sponsoring a letter-writing campaign for students from kindergarten to 12th grade across Alameda who are practicing distance learning. Students are asked to write letters to the Mayor and City Council about what they are grateful for in Alameda and how to keep improving the local evironment. Letters are due by Friday, May 8. 

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The letters from Alameda youth will remind everyone that we still have so much to be thankful for while living in Alameda. 


Debi Ryan is a volunteer with Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda.