Capitol Corridor Riders Help Launch “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” Food Drive

Luna Salaver Press Releases

Today. June 6, 2011, dozens of Capitol Corridor riders will once again help Capitol Corridor and Amtrak “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time.” This time the stop is the Capitol Corridor/Amtrak Auburn Station, where Capitol Corridor passengers will host a community drop-off event from at 6:30 p.m.  The Placer Food Bank will place bins at the station to collect nonperishable food items today between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 1, dozens of loyal riders helped to launch the eight-county food drive as they disembarked Train 529. Generous passengers lined up to donate nonperishable food at the Sacramento Valley Capitol Corridor/Amtrak station.

“The Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time campaign is the most expansive public transportation-related food drive in California,” Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) Managing Director David Kutrosky said. “To see passengers and members of the community line up to help families in need was truly inspiring. We ask all our passengers and residents of the communities we serve to help us replenish food banks in Northern California.  We hope to exceed the nearly 1000 pounds of food we collected last year. We will accept nonperishable food donations at our staffed stations until June 15.”

Not all of the donators were train riders. Sacramento residents, who saw the news casts that morning, stopped by to drop off food items as well.

“Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is really thankful for the support riders of the Capitol Corridor provide,” Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services President/CEO Blake Young said. “Summer is one of the greatest times of need and food drives just happen to be less abundant during that time of the year, so thank you for the direct impact you are making in our community by helping families who need it most.”

Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time June 1 Launch

Donors are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food at the following stations:

Sacramento401 “I” Street at 5th, 95814 Emeryville5885 Horton Street, 94608
Oakland Jack London Square245 Second StreetOakland, Â 94607 San Francisco Ferry Building 101 Embarcadero at Mission Street, 94105
Martinez601 Marina Vista Drive, 94553 Davis840 2nd Street at H Street, 95616Â
San Jose/Diridon Depot(to donate, please see Station Agent)65 Cahill Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Â Â

Food Bank Partners

The partnering food banks are:Â Placer Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Food Bank of Yolo County, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, San Francisco Food Bank, Alameda County Community Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Online Donations

Donors may make financial donations to help fight hunger all year round via the following websites: