Capitol Corridor & Amtrak to Help “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” Passenger Rail Providers and Food Banks from the Sierra to Silicon Valley Partner to Help Families in Need

Luna Salaver News Archive, Press Releases

Capitol Corridor, in partnership with Amtrak and seven northern California food banks, invites the public to help “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time.” From June 1 to June 15, 2011, Capitol Corridor and Amtrak will accept nonperishable food donations at staffed Amtrak/Capitol Corridor stations from Sacramento to Silicon Valley. This year, the rail providers welcome a new food bank partner: the Placer Food Bank. Placer County residents can help those in need in that community by donating online at

“The beginning of summer is a critical time to replenish food banks,” Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board Chair Bob Franklin said. “During the school year many children in need are served meals at school, but they lose that resource when classes break for summer. We want to fight hunger by asking our passengers and the communities along our corridor to donate nutritious, nonperishable food items at the collection bins at our stations. You can also help by making online donations on the food bank websites.”

Preferred food donations include: peanut butter, canned meat or fish, canned vegetables, canned fruits, beans, rice, pasta, healthy snacks, low-sugar cereal and dry milk. No glass containers, please. Donors are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food at the following stations:

401 “I” Street at 5th, 95814

5885 Horton Street, 94608

Oakland Jack London Square
The Embarcadero at Alice Street, 94607

San Francisco Ferry Building
101 Embarcadero at Mission Street, 94105

601 Marina Vista Drive, 94553

840 2nd Street at H Street, 95616

San Jose/Diridon Depot
(to donate, please see Station Agent)
65 Cahill Street, San Jose, CA 95110

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: