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The Million Pound Holiday Food Drive

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The Million Pound Holiday Food Drive


BY DANIEL MCGLYN //

Anyway you stack it – in red food donations barrels, in giant cardboard boxes, or on shrink-wrapped pallets – a million pounds of food is a lot of food. That’s about how much now sits in the massive warehouse of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties in Concord.

The million pounds of donated food is the result of the last two months of community food drives and will help get the 178 non-profit pantries, soup kitchens, assistance programs, or schools – and eventually the 98,000 people a month that this food feeds – through the winter. Read the full story

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