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New Leaf Community Market Pleasanton Donates 727 Lbs of Smart Chicken® Poultry to Food Bank

Original post made by Patti Bond, another community, on Feb 2, 2016

New Leaf Community Market in Pleasanton wants to thank its customers for joining the store in supporting the Alameda County Community Food Bank again this year. For every 10 pounds of Smart Chicken purchased by customers in November 2015, New Leaf and the producer of Smart Chicken donated one pound of Smart Chicken to the food bank in January 2016.

This donation brings the total poultry donated by New Leaf to the food bank to over 1 ton, and a total of 25 tons to food banks in the communities it serves.

In addition to the poultry donation, $732 in cash donations from customers collected at store cash registers during this year’s annual holiday food drive, was given to the food bank. This donation will provide 1,464 meals for local families in need.

“Alameda County Community Food Bank provides healthy food to one in five Alameda County residents—which is only possible thanks to generous donations from our community partners. Food banks like ours are always in need of quality protein items like these, and especially during the holidays. On behalf of our neighbors, we are extremely grateful to New Leaf for their ongoing support,” said Michael Altfest, associate director, communications & marketing, Alameda County Community Food Bank.

“New Leaf is grateful to MBA Poultry for their generous support of those in need in our community. We are also very appreciative of our customers who have joined with us to make this annual effort for local food banks such a success," said Chris Farotte, meat and seafood director, New Leaf Community Markets.

About New Leaf Community Markets
A natural grocery company with seven locations including 3550 Bernal Ave, Suite #105, Pleasanton, New Leaf has been serving the community for 30 years. New Leaf is committed to offering customers choices that have the most beneficial impact on their health and the health of the environment. Helping customers make informed decisions is an integral part of this commitment. A wholly owned subsidiary of New Seasons Market since November 2013, New Leaf is the first grocer in California to achieve B Corporation certification, which means that New Leaf uses the power of business to solve social and economic problems. New Leaf’s mission, to nourish and sustain our community, is reflected in the 10 percent of profits given annually to support local nonprofits working to improve the quality of life.

About Alameda County Community Food Bank
Since 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area. This year, the Food Bank will distribute the equivalent of 28 million meals. More than half of the food distributed is farm-fresh produce. The Food Bank serves 1 in 5 Alameda County residents by distributing food through a network of 240 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations, as well as direct-distribution programs including Children’s Backpack and Mobile Pantry. For nine consecutive years, Alameda County Community Food Bank has received Charity Navigator’s top rating — Four Stars — ranking the organization among the top 1 percent of charities nationwide. Learn more at


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