Food Locker receives big donation from U.S. Open tournament
The U.S. Open tournament that brought the world's best golfers to San Francisco in June, also brought a lot of food donations to St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. Al Gargantilla, the Food Locker Supervisor, estimates that food donations from the U.S. Open are estimated at between $45,000 and $50,000 for the three truck loads of 22 pallets of food that came through.
The Food Locker, which receives food donations and stores food, received the donation on June 18. The donation included protein, sandwiches, food wraps, fruit, chips and cookies. U.S. Open also donated paper supplies: napkins, plates and aluminum. The food was used in the Dining Room.
It took several months of planning and coordination to set up the donation, which started through Catholic Charities of the East Bay.