Capitol Corridor’s “Fight Hunger-One Stop at a Time” Food Drive Reaps Over Half a Ton of Donations

Luna Salaver Press Releases

Oakland, CALIF., June 28, 2010 — The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s (CCJPA) “Fight Hunger-One Stop at a Time” food drive reaped over half a ton of food for Northern California food banks this month. From June 1 through June 15, the CCJPA sponsored the first multi-regional summer food drive at staffed stations along its corridor.  Of the seven Capitol Corridor/Amtrak stations that hosted bins, Sacramento yielded the most donations. Generous donors who used that station gave 801 of the 1260 total pounds of food collected during the Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time campaign.

Representatives from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services were thrilled with their results. “The items received from the drive will provide over 160 families with an additional five pounds of food this summer,” Tarah Frost, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Spirit of Giving Coordinator said. “We’re very pleased with the results and look forward to working with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority for future charity efforts.”

 “Thanks to our passengers, members of the community and publicity from our local media, we helped to replenish food banks from Sacramento to San Jose,” Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Chair Jim Holmes said. “We are pleased that the public heeded our call to help fight hunger this summer. I urge the public to now fight hunger one click at a time. All of our food bank partners accept online financial donations.”

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