Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An Unsung Local Hero - A Concord Food Pantry Needs Our Help - Temporarily CLOSED today...

September 29, 2009 - Shelves at The Salvation Army Food Pantry in Concord.

UPDATE: September 30th, last day of the month. The Salvation Army Food Pantry has temporarily CLOSED their doors today.

Why do I work tirelessly as a hunger advocate? Because poverty never ends and donations at local food pantries run out. I support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and several member agencies, such as The Salvation Army, Share Food Pantry and Monument Crisis Center. Today, I witnessed something truly heartbreaking. At The Salvation Army Food Pantry in Concord, shelves are nearly bare.

I encourage the community to help feed the thousands of individuals who seek emergency food assistance at The Salvation Army Food Pantry, 3950 Clayton Road (at West Street and La Vista,) Concord, CA 94521, (925) 676-6180.

Please bring food donations. Or call the Lemon Lady (510) 406-1625 for pick up and delivery. Thank you.

On a side note, did you know The Salvation Army is deserving of public attention for their support and generous contribution to the Monument Crisis Center? Public food pantries are excellent resources for the underprivileged in their communities - yet today, the need for food donations is greater than ever at The Salvation Army.

Please let us recognize The Salvation Army who continues graciously and selflessly to help our Concord Community thrive. In my humble opinion, The Salvation Army is a true unsung hero.

State of California
Certificate of Recognition
Seal of the Senate of the State of California
Presented to
The Salvation Army
in grateful acknowledgement of their support and generous
contribution to the Monument Crisis Center
bringing credit to itself as a business that is committed
to providing food and necessities to low income people
of Central Contra Costa County
The Salvation Army is deserving of public attention having earned the
gratitude of the community and the respect and admiration of
the students and the highest commendations of the people
of the State of California
Presented October 25, 2003
Tom Torlakson
Senator Tom Torlakson
7th Senate District


  1. James..... Bethel IslandSeptember 30, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Thank GOD for people and Organizations like you,I have been struggling for the past 2 years trying to make in these Difficult times putting food on the table and a roof over my head for my son 7 his girl,Thank GOD he has a job, i have worn my self out and will keep on doing so, Im 50 years old always made a vary good living and i find myself, well going to a food shelter, never even imagined this happening in my life....Vary humbling indeed, but i won't let Pride get in the way, I've been a member of a Union for 20 plus years & still can't pull monies from my Annuities to help out, I always wanted to work in a food Kitchen on a Holiday just to help out the needy ....one day this will happen, till then, it's survival..Thank you again....Anna and all the food Banks, Salvation Army, churches and the people that donate food.......Thank You all GOD bless

  2. Anna, I have some stuff. Give me a call and I will try to drop it off. I wish I had more but I dont so sorry.

  3. Anna saw the story about the Salvation Army pantry on the 11 o'clock news! Great job! BTW I met Katie Grace and her family tonight. Took pics of her getting a trip to Disney World from Make A Wish! Amazing people.

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