January 27, 2021

Alameda briefs: City campaign to feed the hungry, support restaurants

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This week, the city of Alameda launched 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 COVID-19 closures.

Starting next week, the program will pay local restaurants to provide 90 meals a 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 10 weeks of meals, and a GoFundMe campaign enables the community to extend this program through the difficult months ahead. Donate online today at gofundme.com/f/feed-alameda. Volunteers are also needed to help with meal distribution. To volunteer, visit signupgenius.com/go/9040f4aada628abfd0-alameda2.

Get an Alameda Strong face mask to support relief fund

Stop by Daisy’s on Park Street or Calafia Taqueria on Webster Street and pick up an Alameda Strong face mask with your donation to the Alameda Strong relief fund (alamedastrong.org). These masks have three cloth layers, a filter pocket and nose wire and are a really comfortable way to show you are Alameda Strong and keep our community safe.

— city of Alameda

Meals on Wheels chapter names Friendly Visitors director

Alameda Meals on Wheels (AMOW) has appointed Jane Neal its new director for the Alameda Friendly Visitors program. Jane is a longtime Alameda resident with a background in marketing and consulting. As a marketing professional, she has led communications efforts across a wide range of industries and audiences. Her organizational skills and personality stand out and make her well-suited for this position.

Alameda Friendly Visitors is a program in which volunteers are matched with interested residents for weekly visits. The heart of our service is companionship, and the time spent together can vary depending on the recipient’s interests and mobility. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are replaced with a new friend, hope and a visit to look forward to.

Unfortunately, during the pandemic, these visits have been changed to phone calls, cards and drive-by waves. While not as enjoyable for volunteers or recipients, our volunteers are still maintaining contact and enriching lives. If you’re interested in being a Friendly Visitor or know someone who would benefit from this program, contact AMOW at friendlyvisitors@sbcglobal.net or 510-748-0342.

— AMOW

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Author: compiled by East Bay Times

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