May 17, 2018; San Leandro, California: Saturday May 12th, Davis Street Family Resource Center came together and helped with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive located at the San Leandro US Post Office on Abram Court. Davis Street received over 25,000 pounds of food! It is the biggest collection event Davis Street has every year for the food bank.
Setup for the 26th annual food drive started at 4 pm to prepare for thousands of pounds of nonperishable food to be dropped off and sorted. This year more than 50 volunteers came to support the food drive, including councilmember Pete Ballew who helped all afternoon, members from the United Methodist Church, a couple Navy officers, local high school students and Davis Street staff.
“It takes a cadre of volunteers to sort, package and load the thousands of pounds….And it must do done in a very short period of time!” Rose Padilla Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
About Davis Street
Serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, Davis Street helps low-income families of the Eden area and surrounding communities to improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. Today, Davis Street is a comprehensive safety net that assist clients to navigate their journey in financial, physical, and mental well-being. Davis Street programs include a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Primary Care Clinic providing medical, dental and behavioral health services; food and clothing; subsidized child care; housing and utility assistance and referrals, five childcare centers; and Stepping Stones Growth Center services to more than 250 adults and children with a developmental disability.