NBC Bay Area Food Drive

NBC Bay Area employees reported for duty at Bay Area Safeway stores this Saturday for our annual food drive

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you are grocery shopping this weekend at a Bay Area Safeway, bring an extra ten bucks and you can feed a family of six. (Published Saturday, Nov 17, 2012)

    NBC Bay Area reporters,  anchors and other employees spent Saturday at their local Safeway store for the station's annual food drive.

    We partnered with Safeway for a one-day effort to benefit Bay Area Food Banks, a collaboration of eight food banks serving over 600,000 local residents each month.

    The “End Hunger Now” event took place at 165 Safeway locations throughout the Bay Area. One of our goals is to make it easy for community members to participate and help feed their neighbors in need.  

    Shoppers were asked to buy a $10 bag of groceries; enough to feed an entire family.

    The bags include items such as rice, stuffing, canned vegetables and cranberry sauce.

    Once collected, the bags will be delivered to food banks. All of the food will stay local and that means every donation truly helps one neighbor help feed another.

    The bags will be available for purchase through December 25.

    The food bank reported this year's numbers blew the doors off of last year's one day food drive. 

    NBC Bay Area viewers (and Safeway shoppers) donated 26,929 bags of food Saturday.  Last year during the same timespan, we gathered just over 18,000 bags.

    NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda was not surprised to hear the number.  He said he noticed a huge increase in engagement this year at a Safeway in Danville.

    Janelle Wang also noticed the increase at a Safeway in Menlo Park.

    The total food collection for all of last year was 58,000 bags of food during the month long effort. We got nearly half  that amount in one day.

    "We are proud to support our local food banks and bring much needed attention to hunger in the Bay Area,” said Rich Cerussi, NBC Bay Area President and General Manager. “We welcome the opportunity to inspire viewers to donate during the holidays and throughout the entire year.

    For the last three years, NBC Bay Area has partnered with Safeway to help stock the shelves of local food banks. 

     “We thank NBC Bay Area and Safeway for bringing attention to the severity of local hunger and for creating a simple way for anyone in our community to help a family in need,” said Kathy Jackson, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO. “Bay Area Food Banks are feeding people in every neighborhood and through this drive you can donate to make a difference in the lives of people where you live.”

    So that is why this weekend you might have run into to one of our reporters or anchors as they encouraged shoppers to donate food items. 

    “We are proud to be partnering with our area food banks and these important volunteer organizations on this community-wide collection effort,” said Karl Schroeder, President of Safeway Northern California.  “Assisting people who need a helping hand during the holidays and throughout the year is an important part of Safeway’s giving programs.” 

    The food drive is far from over. Safeway will be collecting money, food and those $10 bags of food through Christmas Day.


    We aren't the only ones doing a food drive this weekend. San Francisco's "Canstruction" is a way for architects, engineers and contractors to give back to the communities in which they help build. An expected 70-thousand cans of food are expected to be donated, it will be the largest one-day donation in San Francisco food bank history.

    Safeway Stores by County

    Alameda County

    Alameda - 867 Island Drive
    Alameda - 2227 South Shore Ctr
    Albany - 1500 Solano Avenue
    Berkeley - 1444 Shattuck Place
    Castro Valley - 20629 Redwood Road  
    Castro Valley - 4015 E. Castro Valley
    Dublin - 4440 Tassajara Road
    Dublin - 7499 Dublin Blvd
    Emeryville - 3889 San Pablo Ave
    Fremont - 39100 Argonaut Way
    Fremont - 3902 Washington Blvd
    Fremont - 46848 Mission Blvd
    Hayward - 231 W. Jackson
    Hayward - 22280 Foothill Blvd
    Livermore - 1554 First Street
    Livermore - 4495 First Street
    Newark - 5877 Jarvis Ave
    Oakland - 4100 Redwood Road
    Oakland - 2096 Mountain Blvd
    Oakland - 5130 Broadway
    Oakland - 6310 College Avenue
    Oakland - 3550 Fruitvale Avenue
    Oakland - 3747 Grand Avenue
    Oakland - 610 Hegenberger Rd
    Pleasanton - 6790 Bernal Avenue
    Pleasanton - 1701 Santa Rita Road
    San Leandro - 555 Bancroft Avenue
    San Leandro - 1499 Washington Ave
    San Leandro - 699 Lewelling Blvd.
    San Leandro - 555 Floresta Blvd.
    Union City - 1790 Decoto Rd

    Contra Costa County A new Safeway.com delivery van is parked in front of a Safeway store March 13, 2002 in San Francisco, CA. Safeway Inc. formally launched the Safeway.com grocery home delivery service to consumers living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Safeway will

    Alamo - 200 Alamo Plaza
    Antioch - 3365 Deer Valley Rd.
    Bay Point - 660 Bailey Road
    Brentwood - 1125 Second St.
    Brentwood - 3110 Balfour Road
    El Cerrito - 11450 San Pablo Ave
    Pinole - 1421 Tara Hill Drive
    Clayton 5431 - Clayton Rd
    Concord - 2250F Monument Blvd.
    Concord - 2600 Willow Pass Rd.
    Concord - 4309 Clayton Rd
    Danville - 3496 Camino Tassajara
    Discovery Bay -14840 Hwy. 4
    Lafayette - 3540 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
    Martinez - 3334 Alhambra Avenue
    Martinez - 6688 Alhambra Avenue
    Moraga - 1355 Moraga Way
    Mountain View - 570 N. Shoreline Blvd
    Mountain View - 2580 California
    Mountain View - 1750 Miramonte
    Orinda - 2 Camino Sobrante
    Pleasant Hill - 200 Golf Club Road
    Pleasant Hill - 600 Patterson Blvd
    Pleasant Hill - 1978 Contra Costa Blvd
    Rodeo - 605 Parker, Building A
    San Ramon - 2505 San Ramon Vly
    San Ramon - 11050 Bollinger Canyon
    Walnut Creek - 1980 Tice Valley Blvd.
    Walnut Creek - 600 So. Broadway
    Walnut Creek - 710 Bancroft Road
    Walnut Creek - 2941 Ygnacio Valley

    Marin

    Corte Madera - 137 Corte Madera
    Mill Valley - 1 Camino Alto
    Mill Valley - 110 Strawberry Village, #100 
    Novato - 900 Diablo Avenue
    Novato - 5720 Nave Drive
    San Anselmo - 838 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
    San Rafael - 700 'B' Street
    San Rafael - 950 Las Gallinas

    Napa

    American Canyon - 103 American Canyon Rd
    Napa - 1620 Clay Street
    Napa - 3375 Jefferson St
    St. Helena - 1026 Hunt Avenue
    Sonoma - 477 W. Napa

    San Francisco  

    San Francisco - 2020 Market
    San Francisco - 15 Marina Boulevard
    San Francisco - 3350 Mission
    San Francisco - 4950 Mission
    San Francisco - 2300 16Th Street
    San Francisco - 298 King Street
    San Francisco - 5290 Diamond Heights Blvd.
    San Francisco - 625 Monterey Blvd
    San Francisco - 850 La Playa
    San Francisco - 730 Taraval
    San Francisco - 2350 Noriega St
    San Francisco - 1335 Webster
    San Francisco - 350 Bay St
    San Francisco - 735 7Th Avenue
    San Francisco - 145 Jackson St.

    San Mateo

    Belmont - 2100 Ralston Avenue 
    Belmont - 1100 El Camino Real
    Burlingame - 1450 Howard Avenue
    Daly City - 85 Westlake Mall
    Foster City -0999 921 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
    Half Moon Bay - 70 No. Cabrillo Hwy.
    Menlo Park - 325 S. Sharon Park Dr
    Menlo Park - 525 El Camino Real
    Millbrae - 525 El Camino Real
    Pacifica - 1380 Linda Mar S.C.
    Pacifica - 12 Plaza Dr.
    San Mateo - 100 Crystal Springs Center
    San Mateo - 860 N. Delaware St.
    San Mateo - 1655 El Camino Real
    S San Francisco - 30 Chestnut Avenue
    S San Francisco - 170 El Camino Real
    S San Francisco - 2255 Gellert Blvd.
    Burlingame - 1450 Howard Avenue

    Santa Clara

    San Jose - 179 Branham Lane
    San Jose - 6477 Almaden Road
    San Jose - 6150 Bollinger Road
    San Jose - 1663 Branham Lane
    San Jose - 5146 Stevens Creek
    San Jose - 1300 W. San Carlos
    San Jose - 1530 Hamilton Avenue
    San Jose - 4950 Almaden Expwy
    San Jose - 2558 Berryessa
    San Jose - 1771 E Capital Exp
    San Jose - 3002 Story Road
    Santa Clara - 2760 Homestead Road  
    Santa Clara - 2605 The Alameda
    Santa Clara - 3071 Stevens Creek
    Santa Clara - 3970 Rivermark Plaza
    Campbell - 2341 So. Winchester
    Campbell - 950 W. Hamilton Ave
    Gilroy - 905 First Street
    Los Altos - 160 First Street
    Los Gatos - 1500 Pollard Road
    Los Gatos - 15549 Union Avenue
    Los Gatos - 470 N. Santa Cruz Ave
    Milpitas - 555 E. Calaveras Blvd.
    Morgan Hill - 840 E. Dunne Avenue
    Morgan Hill - 235 Tennant Station
    Palo Alto - 2811 Middlefield Road
    Saratoga - 12876 Saratoga-Sunnyvale
    Sunnyvale - 1601 Hollenbeck
    Sunnyvale - 639 S. Bernardo Ave.
    Sunnyvale - 785 E. El Camino Real
    Sunnyvale - 150 E. El Camino Real

    Solano  

    Benicia - 50 Solano Square
    Dixon - 1235 Stratford Ave.
    Fairfield - 2401 Waterman Blvd.
    Fairfield - 5051 Business Center Dr.
    Healdsburg -1115 Vine
    Vacaville - 2090 Harbison Drive
    Vallejo - 709 Lincoln Road W.
    Vallejo - 774 Adm Callaghan
    Vallejo - 122 Robles Way

    Sonoma

    Petaluma - 373 So McDowell Blvd
    Rohnert Park - 6340 Commerce Blvd
    Santa Rosa - 100 Calistoga Road
    Santa Rosa - 1799 Marlow Road
    Santa Rosa - 2785 Yulupa Ave.
    Santa Rosa - 2751 Fourth Street
    Santa Rosa - 2300 Mendocino Ave.
    Sebastopol - 406 No. Main
    Guerneville -16405 Highway 116
    Windsor - 9080 Brooks Road