Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time Food Drive Reaps More Than Half a Ton of Donations for Local Food Banks

Luna Salaver Press Releases

Thanks to generous riders, media partners and members of the community, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s (CCJPA) Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time food drive once again reaped more than half a ton of food for Northern California food banks this month. From June 1 through June 15, the CCJPA partnered with Amtrak to sponsor the most expansive summer food drive in California. Nonperishable food items were accepted at staffed stations along the Capitol Corridor route. Of the seven Capitol Corridor/Amtrak stations that hosted bins, Sacramento yielded the most donations. Generous donors who used that station gave 680 of the 1231 total pounds of food collected during the Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time campaign. In fact, donations in the smaller communities were up.

Donations at Davis Station went up 49 percent, in Martinez 54 percent and in Emeryville we collected an amazing 207 percent more food compared to last year, CCJPA Chair Bob Franklin said. In addition, we collected 28 pounds of food in ten minutes during a one-day passenger drop-off event in Auburn on June 6, which was coordinated by our loyal riders. We are grateful that so many people 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.

Northern California residents can help fight hunger all year around by donating at the following web sites:

Placer Food Bank
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services: Â
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano:Â Â Â
San Francisco Food Bank:Â Â Â Â
Alameda County Community Food Bank:Â Â
Second Harvest Food Bank:Â Â Â Â