Donations deadline approaches for Richmond Holiday Food Drive

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The City of Richmond Community Services Department’s Holiday Food Drive — where city centers throughout the community harbor donation bins for canned good and other items — ends on Dec. 18, and residents are encouraged in a final donations blitz to drop off items at either the Richmond Senior Center or Richmond Plunge this coming Saturday, Dec. 16.

The 2nd annual Holiday Food Drive will benefit the Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) this holiday.

All donations given during the “Blitz period” will be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot or a gift basket.

Drop-Off locations, times
From 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, folks are asked to drop off any non-perishable items at the community centers listed below. Staff will be available to register and enter you in our holiday giveaway at the following locations:

Richmond Senior Center
2525 Macdonald Ave.

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Richmond Plunge
1 E Richmond Ave.

Other most-needed items include turkey, ham, pumpkin pie, and gift cards to bulk stores (e.g. Costco, Smart and Final) to purchase perishable goods. These donations can be brought to the BARM warehouse at 200 Macdonald Ave between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.

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