New Leaf, customers donate poultry, cash to Alameda Food Bank

Customers donate $39,753 at cash registers to local food banks during store's annual holiday food drive

New Leaf Community Markets and partner Smart Chicken donated 695 pounds of chicken to the Alameda County Food Bank during the store's holiday food drive, held Nov. 4 to Dec. 31.

In addition, customers donated $39,753 at cash registers in New Leaf Community Markets stores to local food banks during the annual holiday food drive.

New Leaf also contributed matching funds totaling $4,923 to the Food Bank, providing over 9,850 meals for hungry families in Alameda County.

For every ten pounds of Smart Chicken purchased at New Leaf during the month of November, New Leaf donated one pound to the food bank.

New Leaf is a grocery chain featuring organic and locally sourced foods and prepared meals. Its Pleasanton store is located at 3550 Bernal Ave., in the Vintage Hills shopping center.

For more information about New Leaf's giving programs, visit


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