The Oakland Raiders are hosting a virtual food drive and collaborating with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help their neighbors in need as the region braces for a spike in need during the winter and holiday season.
The Raiders are encouraging fans to donate money to help the Alameda County Community Food Bank purchase its most needed items. To participate, please go to https://www.vfd-accfb.org/grouphome.aspx?ID=5253
All proceeds go directly to the Food Bank's hunger relief efforts. The Food Bank can stretch every $1 you donate into $6 worth of food with the organization's bulk purchasing power and ultra-efficient distribution network.
The Raiders Women's Association, which consists of spouses and significant others of Raiders players, coaches and staff, joined players in sorting, screening, boxing and shelving food items in preparation for the busy holiday season in the Food Bank's main warehouse in Oakland a week prior to Thanksgiving on Monday, November 16.
In addition, a number of Raiders players will spend their lone day off during the week—the Monday prior to Thanksgiving— visiting the food bank and assisting in the preparation of food items.
Since 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger-relief efforts in the Bay Area. The Food Bank is the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for 240 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County. In 2014, the Food Bank distributed 25 million meals -- more than half of the food was fresh fruits and vegetables.
Through a network of 240 strategically placed member agencies - food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care centers, senior centers, after-school programs and other community-based organizations - the Food Bank distributes enough food for 380,000 meals weekly. For more information, visit http://www.accfb.org/.