Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Donations sought for Food Drive for Equality

Light Up the Night, San Francisco – part of the National LGBT Food Drive for Equality – is encouraging people to donate food and other items in conjunction with the candlelight vigils taking place Saturday, December 20.
Final beneficiaries include the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement’s West Oakland Food Pantry and Covenant House Oakland, which provides shelter and other services for youth.
According to its Web site, the food pantry needs a canopy to help with distributions on rainy days ($200 or a donation of an easy-up 10 foot by 10 foot canopy); fresh produce, turkeys, frozen meats and fish, canned goods, cereal, juice, rice, pasta, and snacks; toys; and money to purchase food and offset the costs of a freezer. The center purchases many of the food items they distribute.
Donations can be made online through sites such as and, and the items can be shipped to the following address for distribution:
National LGBT Food Drive for Equality, c/o Dave Latina
Barbary Lane at the Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 903-3580
Contributions before December 24 are encouraged, but will be accepted until January 5.
Donations to Covenant House can be made directly through
Also on Saturday, Barbary Lane is hosting an open house where people can drop off donations and mingle while we waiting for the Light Up the Night vigil.
For more information on the food drive, and the vigils, visit or

– Seth Hemmelgarn

— Cynthia Laird, December 18, 2008 @ 3:03 pm PST
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