NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are teaming up with Safeway's "Feed the Need" food drive Saturday, kicking off an effort to fight hunger in the Bay Area.
This year’s food drive includes the collaboration of seven local food banks. The "Feed the Need" food drive will take place at 166 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. 23 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 $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 260,000 bags across the Bay Area.
NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 news teams will volunteer at their neighborhood Safeway stores on Saturday, Nov. 23. Stop by, say 'Hi!' and donate! Locations and approximate times are listed below.
SAFEWAY - 3970 RIVERMARK PLAZA, Santa Clara:
Anoushah Rasta 11A-1PM, Vianey Arana 10A-12P, Kira Klapper 10A-12P
SAFEWAY 2980 E. CAPITOL EXPRESSWAY, San Jose:
Damian Trujillo 11A-1P, Carlos Yustis - T48 - 11A-1P, Carlos Ramirez - T48 - 11A-1P
SAFEWAY 1530 HAMILTON AVE, San Jose:
Kris Sanchez, Chris Chmura, Garvin Thomas 12P-2P, Cesar Bayoma - T48 - 10A-12P, Arlen Fernandez - T48 - 10A-12P,
SAFEWAY 470 N. SANTA CRUZ AVE, Los Gatos:
Scott Budman, Marianne Favro 12P-1P
SAFEWAY 840 E. DUNNE AVENUE, Morgan Hill:
Robert Handa, Ian Cull 11A-1P
SAFEWAY 160 1ST STREET, Los Altos:
Raj Mathai, Janelle Wang, Malou Nubla 10:30A-12:30P
SAFEWAY 200 ALAMO PLAZA, Alamo:
Jeff Ranieri 11A-1P
SAFEWAY 3496 CAMINO TASSAJARA, Danville:
SAFEWAY 4495 FIRST STREET, Livermore:
Bob Redell, Kari Hall 11A-1PM
SAFEWAY 5051 BUSINESS CENTER DR., Fairfield:
Cheryl Hurd, Jodi Hernandez, Christie Smith 11A-1PM
SAFEWAY 110 STRAWBERRY VILL, #100, MILL VALLEY:
Terry McSweeney 12P-1P
Special thanks to our volunteers:
Junior League of San Jose
Girl Scouts of the Bay Area
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