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11/16/2011 3:26 PM EST

A's Jemile Weeks and Tyson Ross join Alameda County Community food bank for holiday food and fund drive Wednesday, Nov. 30

Oakland A’s Rookie of the Year candidate Jemile Weeks and Bishop O’Dowd High School graduate and former University of California pitcher Tyson Ross will join the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland for a holiday food and fund drive Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Beginning at 2 p.m., the first 150 people who make a minimum donation of 10 non-perishable food items or $20 will receive an autographed photo card from both the A’s second baseman and starting pitcher.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank expects record demand for emergency food assistance this winter and is requesting healthy, high-quality, non-perishable food items, including:

  • Canned meats, fish and vegetables
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Rice and beans
  • Low-salt soups and stews
  • Peanut butter

This food drive continues the A’s long-time partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank. During the 2011 season, the A’s collected more than $7,500 and 2,500 pounds of food as a part of Food Bank Wednesdays at the Oakland Coliseum. Started in 2007, this program asks fans to make a donation of five food items or $5 at Wednesday home games in exchange for a ticket voucher for a future A’s game.

For more information please visit www.accfb.org or www.oaklandathletics.com.

WHEN:    Wednesday, Nov. 30 beginning at 2 p.m.

WHERE:  Alameda County Community Food Bank  7900

Edgewater Drive

Oakland, CA 94621


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