Annually for the past 24 years, Oakland Rotarians have supported the Feed the Hungry match campaign to raise unrestricted funds for local food banks and other community food distribution programs. The campaign occurs in December when members pledge any dollar amount in support of a dollar-for-dollar match by Sean Marx, CEO of Give Something Back. This year’s campaign was the greatest yet, with members pledging $10,000 to raise a total of $20,000. The funds are being split among nine local food-distribution programs:
Alameda County Community Food Bank; First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, Food Ministry; Harbor House; Meals on Wheels; Oakland Catholic Worker Food Program; Operation Dignity (Food for Hungry Veterans); Prescott-Joseph Center; St. Mary’s Center; and St. Vincent de Paul, Free Dining Room.