Saturday: Convoy of Hope to Provide $1 million in Free Goods and Services

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Convoy of hope

On Saturday April 5, the Convoy of Hope arrives in Bay Point which will help deliver food and other goods to low-income families in Bay Point and surrounding areas.

The event is free and is a carnival-like event that includes distribution of 35,000 pounds of food to provide meals to feed thousands of people throughout the Bay Point area. Free grocery distribution begins with free refreshments, live entertainment, children’s carnival area, medical and dental services, job placement, haircuts, family portraits and more.

The event is expected to bring in more than 8,000 people and the activities will continue, rain or shine, until all the food has been distributed. No identification is needed.

“Convoy of Hope has deep roots in the East Bay area,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We are excited to be in the area and partnering with our friends as we serve our neighbors.”

Convoy of Hope is also working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Plum Organics at the outreach. NBCF will be providing education, support and early detection services to undeserved women in the community. Plum Organics will provide guests with their organic baby, toddler and child food products.

In 2013, more than 118,000 guests attended the $50-million tour at stops around the country.

Area businesses, churches, and community agencies in and around Bay Point, CA; Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Missouri, and area businesses, churches, and community agencies have donated time and resources to host this community outreach. This all-volunteer outreach includes approximately 800 volunteers who will be on hand to help unload the Convoy of Hope truck, distribute food, and facilitate all outreach programs.

For more information about this event, visit http://www.convoyofhope.org/outreach/eastbay/

If you go:

WHERE:
Rio Vista Elementary School
611 Pacifica Ave.
Bay Point, CA  94565

WHEN:

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 a.m.