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Citywide Food Drive: October 10, 2020

Oct 06, 2020 02:01PM ● By Pam Kessler

Community Service Day organizers hope to make an impact this Saturday in the fight against hunger. Since the volunteer-led event launched a decade ago, the Walnut Creek community has come together every October to help local nonprofits take on an array of projects, everything from installing wood duck boxes at Heather Farm Park to building edible gardens at public schools. But like everything else in 2020, this year the event is different. 

Instead of volunteers working at 50 different projects, Community Service Day is focused on one goal, collecting 10,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties and supporting their efforts to feed 178,000 of our neighbors every month. 

Want to get involved? Here are a few ways you can make a difference. Check the list of volunteer opportunities on Walnut Creek's Community Service Day website, then sign up to help. Fill the brown paper bag left at your front door and leave it in the driveway on October 10 before 9 am. Take a shift at a pop-up food collection station or add your name to the list of people sorting food at Heather Farm Community Center. 

With your help, the Food Bank can continue to feed the extra 100,000 people per month they've been feeding since the pandemic began last March. For more information, go

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