An outpouring of compassion and creativity helped Alameda County’s 2016 Stone Soup Holiday Food Drive and Design Competition achieve unprecedented success in raising employee donations to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
County employees donated more than 9 tons of food and $14,000 in cash over the past five weeks to help put meals on the tables of less fortunate residents during the coming holiday season. Both numbers represent new records in Alameda County’s annual Holiday Food Drive.
Employees also used donated food items to fashion creative displays that currently adorn public areas of many County buildings. The displays are designed to engage visitors about the issue of hunger in the community. The creations will soon be dismantled and their edible components will be donated to the Food Bank to help provide nutritious holiday meals to residents struggling to put food on the table.