Thursday, October 22, 2009

Food Bank Kicks off Holiday Drive

Yesterday we kicked off the 2009 Holiday Food & Fund Drive with an event at our San Carlos Warehouse. Supervisor Carole Groom and John W. Thompson, Symantec Chairman of the Board (pictured above), drove home the importance of supporting the Food Bank and the significant role we play in the community.

This holiday season is critical. As we strive to feed more and more people in need, we are asking everyone to do what they can and to give a gift that matters – the gift of food.

Currently, more than two-thirds of callers to our Food Connection hotline are first time callers who have never before needed food assistance. Many of these people are recently-unemployed or had their work hours cut in the past year and are finding themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food for themselves and their families.

The goals for this year’s drive are to collect 10 million dollars and 1.9 million pounds of food. The drive runs through January 22nd. 

To find out how you can help, visit