The City of Alameda is launching Feed Alameda, a new campaign that expands on the faith-based Dine and Connect Program by feeding the most vulnerable members of our community while supporting local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting January 20, 2021, the program will pay local restaurants to provide 90 meals per week to Alameda’s homeless individuals, women and children at Midway Shelter, residents of the FEMA trailers, and those who use the safe overnight parking areas at Alameda Point.
City funding will underwrite the first 11 weeks of meals and a GoFundMe will allow the community to extend this program through the difficult months ahead (our goal to raise $27,000 will provide hot meals through June). Sponsors to date include the Alameda Rotary, Alameda Police Officers Association, Alameda Chamber of Commerce, and Alameda Firefighter’s Local 689. Many thanks to the Alameda Point Collaborative for being the fiscal sponsor of Feed Alameda. All donations are tax deductible.
“COVID-19 has been especially hard on our most vulnerable community members and our restaurants, so we modeled this program on the National Restaurant Association’s ‘Let Restaurants Do the Cooking’ campaign that I learned about on a conference call with other U.S. Mayors,” stated Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. “Please be as generous as you can! Your donations will go directly to purchase hot meals that are delivered to people in need.”
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