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Community Photo of the Week: MLK Day at the Food Bank

on January 25, 2012

Oakland North is continuing with our feature. Every week, we will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Antonio Mena.

Mena snapped this photo of some volunteers working at the Alameda County Food Bank’s Community Engagement Center, helping with an effort that sorted through, packaged and labeled 19,500 pounds of pears, 16,500 pounds of apples, 5,000 pounds of mixed fruit, and 9,000 pounds of food-drive donations on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service last week. “Groups from Food Bank member agencies, local businesses, civic organizations and even a 13th birthday party (pictured) lent their hands despite the chill in the warehouse,” Miranda Everitt, the Communications Coordinator for the food bank wrote in an e-mail.

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