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Grocery Outlet, Revolution Foods Address Bay Area Food Insecurity

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Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 11:37 am

In an effort to combat food insecurity in the Bay Area–specifically summer food insecurity when children are out of school–Eric Lindberg, co-CEO of Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, and Kristin Richmond, CEO of Revolution Foods, are partnering with Alameda County Community Food Bank to distribute 10,000 bags filled with healthy food items.

Donations for the bags were given by these companies:

  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Annie’s Homegrown
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Clif Bar
  • Diamond Foods
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Kellogg’s
  • OK Produce
  • Pacific Foods
  • Sun Valley Rice

Employees from the partnering companies will volunteer and work together to compile all of the bags on July 28-29 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Alameda County Community Food Bank.

“More than 16 million U.S. children live in food-insecure households,” said Lindberg. “We decided to spearhead this program because each of the brands involved wanted to bring light to this issue and help in some way. We are eager to work together to help combat the hunger faced by so many children in our local communities.”

Richmond said, “This project aligns perfectly with the Revolution Foods mission of building lifelong healthy eaters.”

Nearly half the bags will be donated to Alameda County Community Food Bank’s partners in San Francisco, Contra Costa/Solano and Santa Clara/San Mateo for distribution in those services areas. The remainder will be made available to the food bank’s 240 member agency food pantries, soup kitchens and other community organizations as well as be distributed through summer “Children’s BackPack” programs and a summer mobile pantry, which will travel to schools and libraries during the summer to provide fresh produce and healthy staples to families in need.

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