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November 15, 2011 > The Kiwanis Club of Fremont, Safeway Stores and NBC Bay Area launch food drive

The Kiwanis Club of Fremont, Safeway Stores and NBC Bay Area launch food drive

On Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., members of the Kiwanis Club of Fremont, along with the club's sponsored youth organizations, will be partnering with Safeway stores in Fremont collecting turkeys and other food donations for the holidays. All food will be donated to support Tri-Cities League of Volunteers - LOV's 23rd annual Thanksgiving Day Feast which last year served 4,550 meals at the Newark Pavilion and to the homebound in Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro & San Lorenzo.

Participating stores are: Safeway at the Fremont Hub, 39100 Argonaut Way, Safeway in South Fremont at 46848 Mission Blvd and Safeway in the Irvington District, 3902 Washington Blvd. Along with the turkeys, Kiwanians will be accepting hams, baked pies, canned goods and other non-perishable items. Safeway will also have pre-packaged bags of groceries, priced at $10 specifically designed to help those in need with food for the holiday. These bags are a part of Safeway's "Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) national food drive beginning November 16 through December 24.

All bags collected at the Fremont locations will go to LOV's food pantry and be distributed throughout the holiday season. Safeway is partnering with Kraft Foods and locally NBC Bay Area TV. NBC Bay Area will promote the effort to all viewers. Kraft has committed a holiday gift of $400,000 in grant money to be distributed to a number of food banks in each of Safeway's U.S. operating divisions which will help provide roughly 2 million meals nation-wide.

The Kiwanis Club of Fremont urges everyone to help make this holiday a little brighter for those less fortunate.

For more information contact Marsha Badella (510) 489-9305.

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