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 on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. 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, a model of good organization with a very dedicated and capable staff.
Date: Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA
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 for the past two years, on Dec. 31, 2013 and on December 31, 2014. In 2014 we got a great turnout of 25 volunteers from the participating congregations of St. Johns Episcopal Church, the Islamic Cultural Center, Temple Sinai, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and Kehilla Community Synagogue. Attached is a picture from the event. We 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.”
For information about the Alameda County Community Food Bank see Alameda County Food Bank website.