Capitol Corridor, in partnership with Amtrak and six northern California food banks, today launched the â€œFight Hunger-One Stop at a Timeâ€ food drive. From June 1 to June 15, 2010, Capitol Corridor and Amtrak will have food collection bins at seven
Amtrak/Capitol Corridor stations from Sacramento to San Jose. This is the first time these entities have joined efforts to help feed needy families throughout Northern California.
â€œThe beginning of summer is a critical time to replenish food banks,â€ Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board Chair Jim Holmes said. â€œDuring the school year many needy children 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.â€
Preferred food donations include rice, beans, peanut butter, canned vegetables, fruits, meat or fish, pasta, breakfast foods, 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 â€œIâ€ Street at 5th, 95814
840 2nd Street at H Street, 95616
601 Marina Vista Drive, 94553
5885 Horton Street, 94608
San Francisco Ferry Building Annex
101 Embarcadero at Mission Street, 94105
Oakland Jack London Square
Jack London Square, The Embarcadero at Alice Street, 94607
San Jose Amtrak/Caltrain Depot
65 Cahill Street, 95110
The partnering food banks are Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Food Bank of Yolo County, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Alameda County Food Bank, San Francisco Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.