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NBA finals? Bring on the food bank fundraising challenge


While the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers battle it out on the boards, the mayors of the teams’ hometowns have a little competition of their own going. They’re promoting the Food Bank Finals, a friendly fundraising competition between the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

“As Warriors and Cavs fans cheer loudly in support of our respective teams during the NBA Finals, I am excited to join the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in a friendly competition designed to bring awareness to the struggles faced by low-income residents in our respective cities,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “All season long, MVP caliber players like Stephen Curry and LeBron James have risen to the occasion when their teams needed them most. I am confident Bay Area residents and Warriors fans, alike, are going to come through in a big way for the 1 in 5 vulnerable Alameda County residents who rely on the food bank for their meals each day.”

To get in on the hometown action and help the food bank reach its $30,000 goal, make a donation online. You don’t even have to like basketball.

Speaking of giving, don’t forget that President Janet Napolitano has approved four hours per month for UCOP staff to volunteer with Oakland community organizations (with your supervisors OK).


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