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November 15, 2013

Seasons’ givings

Filed under: Alameda, Warm Fuzzies — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

It’s that time again, the time when people actually think about, “hey, I’ve been really blessed this year maybe I should give something back.”   That give something back can be in the form of money or time, but if you have some spare change and/or some spare time, here’s a few places that you might want to donate your excess to.

First up, Turkey time.   The Food Bank needs turkeys but would prefer if you kept them at your house because of space issues:

If you would like to donate a frozen turkey, we will accept them during our Food Donation Hours (click here) . Since we have limited storage space, if you can bring them by close to the November 26th distribution date that would be much appreciated. If you would like to bring them on the 26th, we will be at our warehouse location, 650 West Ranger from 9am to 1pm. Additionally, we will gladly accept turkeys, hams, etc. throughout the November and December holidays.

Safeway is running a $0.59 per pound for a turkey with a purchase of $30 or more of groceries, so a great deal if you can swing it.  I think you are limited to one turkey though.   I haven’t checked the prices at other stores, but sometimes stores run a buy one get one free deal.

The Food Bank is also looking for short term volunteers over the holidays:

We are seeking short-term volunteers to help us receive and distribute food during the holiday period from Nov. 1 through Dec. 30. If you would like to get involved with the food bank but cannot make a long term, weekly commitment, this is an opportunity for you to help us out for as little as four hours one time, or as many times as you would like. If you are, or someone you know is, interested, please contact Samantha, our Program Manager, at 510-523-5850 or to “get in where you fit in”!

Midway Shelter also is looking for supplies, you can see the running list here.   Lisa Schmeiser (Alamedan) suggests donating diapers and has good cost saving suggestions.  Pro-tip: call ahead to ask about sizes because babies grow up and difference sizes may be needed at different times.

And of course Alameda Point Collaborative has a holiday wish list as well.   They have a lot of trouble getting items for teens, so gift cards, movie tickets seem like a good direction to go.



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