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Jean Sweeney Park Receives $2 Million from Del Monte Project

Contact: Amy Wooldridge Recreation and Park Director (510) 747-7570 awooldridge@alamedaca.gov “We are now at a notable crossroads for this project as the conceptual plan, developed by the community, starts to become a reality,” said Recreation and Park Director Amy Wooldridge. “This is an exciting moment in time for the Jean […]

Fresh Food Gets a Boost Under New State Laws

by Kurtis Alexander, a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Read the original article here. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last week that seeks to bolster California‚Äôs love affair with fresh food, including approving creation of a statewide Office of Farm to Fork. After putting his signature on seven bills Friday, […]

Climate Change Rally in Oakland

While tens of thousands were gathered in New York City on Sunday, September 21, 2014, hundreds of other rallies were held around the country to highlight Climate Change. Hundreds of Northern California environmental, social justice and trade union groups gathered at the amphitheater near Lake Merritt. Enthusiastic speakers from many […]

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

We are posting this article to underscore the increased need for food or monetary donations at our local food banks. By Samantha Clark Oakland Tribune Correspondent Originally published on 18 August 2014 OAKLAND — One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the […]

California drought: Food banks drying up, too

This recent article in from SF Gate shows how desperately our efforts are needed more than ever. Please consider donating extra vegetables or fruit from your gardens to the Alameda Food Bank. http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/California-drought-Food-banks-drying-up-too-5416846.php