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At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs. Continue reading

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Jook – Comfort Food, Chinese Style

Jook, Congee, Rice Porridge = a warm bowl of comfort Sulking at home in today’s pouring rainstorm, I have one craving: a hot bowl of comforting jook. So I bundle up and drive over to the jook capital of Oakland, … Continue reading

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