County Connection, The Food Bank, and Kings Valley Team Up For A “Souper” Day

Top and back County Connection Driver- Sayed Miry, Larry Sly – Executive Director of Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, and Ms. Maple of King’s Valley Christian School along with students were proudly surrounded by boxes of soup from their “Souper” donation day.

County Connection Driver Sayed Miry and Larry Sly – Executive Director of Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, along with students from King’s Valley Christian School load a bus with their “souper” food donations.

Concord, Calif. – King’s Valley Christian School of Concord started their Friday worship with song and soup – 1,368 pounds of food containing 1,400 cans of soup, to be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

Students of the school pulled together the collection to do their part to feed the hungry. The group was also donating the week’s monetary offerings as well. The County Connection rolled a bus into their driveway to help deliver the boxes to the Food Bank.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has seen a twenty percent increase in requests for help over the last two years. Many people who would normally be donating to the agency are now asking for their help instead.

“Even with the difficult times we are facing, it is incredible to see the enthusiastic support we are receiving from people like King’s Valley Christian School,” said Larry Sly, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

The County Connection was happy to help out. They have partnered with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for over 16 years to bring goodwill to the community through food drives and shared promotions where they’ve invited the public to help “fill a bus” with food.

“The Food Bank provides a great service and we are happy to help. It is so important for all of us to support one another, even more so in these tough economic times,” said Mary Burdick, County Connection’s Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

King’s Valley Christian School is a non-denominational, coeducational day school founded in 1977 located on Clayton Rd. The school serves kindergarten through eighth grade and is a member school of the Association of Christian Schools International. Special thanks go to Ms. Maple at the school for organizing the event. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been serving the communities of Contra Costa and Solano counties for over 30 years. The Food Bank presently serves over 98,000 people every month, and distributes about 9.6 million pounds a year. For more information, visit www.foodbankccs.org. The County Connection operates a fleet of 29 ft., 35 ft., and 40 ft. fully accessible fixed-route buses and a fleet of 63 paratransit vehicles, carrying over 5,000,000 passengers each year. For more information, visit www.cccta.org.

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