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More than 28,000 items collected in youth food drive

Donations from March 7 event to benefit local food pantries

Hungry people in the Tri-Valley and beyond are having their needs met, thanks to over 1,200 youth volunteers. The group collected more than 28,000 items March 7 that will go to area food pantries.

Food was collected by about 75 Girl Scout troups, two 4-H clubs and 11 youth ministry groups. They visited about 35,000 homes in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo and Concord.

The Youth Service Council organizes and leads the food drive each year. The Council is a non-profit 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.

--Emily West

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