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More than 28,000 items collected in youth food drive

Donations will go to food pantries in the Tri-Valley area

The seventh annual youth food drive, held last Saturday in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo and Concord collected over 28,000 for local food pantries.

Approximately 1,200 youth volunteers from 75 Girl Scout troops, two 4-H Clubs, and 11 youth ministry groups participated in canvassing approximately 35,000 homes to collect non-perishable items. High school students staffed the four major collection sites.  

The donations will go to food pantries including Tri-Valley Haven, Junction Avenue site, Livermore; Church of Christ, Livermore; Interfaith Sharing, Tri-Valley; Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton; Showers of Blessings Ministries, Dublin; St. Vincent De Paul Society, Livermore and Dublin; and Monument Crisis Center, Concord.

The Youth Service Council organizes and leads the food drive each year. The council is a nonprofit corporation run by student volunteers and created to assume the leadership role for youth-run community service programs in the Tri-Valley area. It is a coalition of Tri-Valley public and private high school leadership students managing youth service programs.

To contact the food drive, leave a message at 998-6513 or email youthfooddrive@comcast.net.

--Janet Pelletier

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