For over 43 years, Davis Street Family Resource Center– in collaboration with the Alameda County Fire Department, local schools, clubs, faith-based groups, and businesses–has provided food baskets complete with fresh poultry and seasonal canned goods and new toys for children to thousands of needy families throughout San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, and Castro Valley.
Our holiday sign-up process can be a heartbreaking reminder of the local need. For most of our families the holidays are a time of heightened economic pressure. Your commitment to providing a “hand up” to our clients is an investment in their journey.
This year Davis Street will again serve 1,000 of income-eligible families, registered to receive holiday assistance. We ask for your help in ensuring that our families have something to celebrate over this holiday.
WHAT DONATIONS DOES DAVIS STREET NEED?
We are seeking the following donations between now and December 21st.
Non-perishable food i.e. canned vegetables and fruit, boxed stuffing, pastas, canned proteins such as tuna and peanut butter, rice, beans and more
Frozen turkeys 10-12 lbs (to be dropped off at our food warehouse freezers)
New toys for children and youth ages infant to 12 years old. All gifts must be unwrapped and non-violent please.
Gift certificates for older children 12+ (suggested $20 increment)
Cash contributions that specify the funds are to be used to purchase food and toys
All items may be dropped off Monday- Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM at our front desk or food pantry on 3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro, CA 94577.
HOST A FOOD or TOY DRIVE
Many local food and toy drives for Davis Street make our program possible! If you need a holiday wrapped collection bin to host a food and/or toy drive at your church, club, school, or business please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We will deliver the collection bin to you and will organize a pick up time and date. Click here for a printable PDF version of our Holiday Flyer.
If you would like to donate your time to Davis Street’s holiday program, please consider these dates and times below:
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHAT: Preparing boxes of food or bags of toys for our clients in need.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHAT: Preparing boxes of food or bags of toys for our clients in need.
Sign up to Volunteer: Please contact email@example.com. In the Subject Line please write: “VOLUNTEER, the date you have selected, and how many people will be attending”.
Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If we have met full capacity on a date you request, we will notify you of other times or ways we could use your assistance. Thank you so much!
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The clothing department will be temporarily closed to clients on Nov 15th though January 12th.During this period we will not be accepting used clothing/household donations. We will be accepting new toys, food, and $20 gift-cards for teens.