Join the Faith Trio at Alameda County Food Bank and help to alleviate hunger in Alameda County – Friday, February 12, 2016; 8:20am – 11:30am.
The Faith Trio, an alliance of Montclair Presbyterian Church, Kehilla Community Synagogue, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, is organizing an interfaith volunteer project against hunger in Oakland. Everyone is invited to join in. Children age 10 or older are welcome to volunteer. We will volunteer for three hours doing tasks such as bagging fruit or boxing food for distribution. This is an enjoyable volunteer activity and the facility is clean and pleasant, very well organized with a dedicated and capable staff.
Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA
Phone: (510) 635-3663
Food bank website: accfb.org
Volunteers to wear comfortable warm clothes and closed-toed shoes. Please arrive at 8:20 am to register and get oriented.
We have participated in similar interfaith volunteer activities in the past. On Dec. 31, 2015 we got a great turnout of 35 volunteers from the participating congregations of the Faith Trio plus St. Johns Episcopal Church and Temple Sinai. Attached is a picture from the event. We have also participated in similar volunteer interfaith events on other occasions.
Ali Sheikholeslami of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California writes: “As you know these are difficult times for the people of all faiths that are witnessing the horrific massacres of innocent people around the world and the demonization of one another, by those who claim that they are defending us and our religion. I believe one of the best ways to combat these actions is to join together to do good for the needy.”
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Peggy Alter at (510) 338-6650 or firstname.lastname@example.org