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How to Donate to the NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48 ‘Feed the Need' Food Drive

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up with Safeway's "Feed the Need" food drive Saturday, kicking off a month-long effort to fight hunger in the Bay Area.

This year’s food drive includes the collaboration of seven local food banks that serve more than 840,000 local residents each month. The "Feed the Need" food drive will take place at 170 Safeway locations throughout the Bay Area through Dec. 25.

In addition to helping get the word out to the community, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 will be enlisting support from hundreds of volunteers – including NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 anchors & reporters helping at their own neighborhood Safeway stores on Saturday, Nov. 17 to encourage shoppers to donate.

On "Feed the Need" day and through Dec. 25, anyone can visit one of the participating Safeway stores to donate $1, $5 or $10 that will go toward a bag of food items that will be donated to the local food banks. At each store, shoppers can remove a flyer from the tear pads located at the register and make a donation. Each bag of food will contain pasta and sauce, canned vegetables, soup, and important protein items like peanut butter and canned chicken breast. Once collected, the food will be delivered to food banks for distribution to families in need.

Last year, the food drive collected more than 360,000 bags across the Bay Area, nearly tripling the amount from the previous year and amounting to more than than 3.5 million pounds of food for those in need.

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 news teams will volunteer at their neighborhood Safeway stores on Saturday, Nov. 17. Stop by, say 'Hi!' and donate! Scheduled times and locations are listed below. 

7 to 9 a.m. - 840 East Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill

Marcus Washington, Robert Handa and Ian Cull

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - 6790 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton

Jessica Aguirre

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 3970 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara

Vianey Arana, Scott McGrew, Kira Klapper, Chris Chmura, Anoushah Rasta and Mike Inouye

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - 160 1st Street, Los Altos

Raj Mathai, Janelle Wang, Vicky Nguyen and Bigad Shaban

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - 850 Woodside Road, Redwood City

Telemundo 48 News Team

12 to 2 p.m. - 2890 East Capitol Ave, San Jose

Damian Trujillo and Telemundo 48 News Team

10 a.m. to 12 noon - 4495 First Street, Livermore

Bob Redell and Kari Hall

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 1489 Bird Ave, San Jose

Garvin Thomas, Kris Sanchez and Elizabeth Wagner

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo

Jeff Ranieri and Pete Suratos

2 to 4 p.m. - 110 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley

Terry McSweeney and Jean Elle

11a.m. to 1 p.m. - 5051 Business Center Drive, Fairfield

Jodie Hernandez and Cheryl Hurd

10 a.m. to 12 noon - 470 Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Marianne Favro

Special thanks to our volunteers:

Junior League of San Jose
Girl Scouts of the Bay Area
Kiwanis Clubs
Alameda County 4-H
Second Harvest Food Banks
Contra Costa and Solano Food Banks
Contra Costa & Solano Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank

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