Convoy of Hope Arrives in East Bay with $1 Million in Food, Giveaways and Services

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Thousands expected to attend Saturday's celebration.

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Convoy of Hope will stop in Bay Point, Calif., on Saturday, April 5, at Rio Vista Elementary School to provide a day of free food, goods and services. The community celebration is one of dozens Convoy of Hope will host in 2014 throughout the United States. In 2013, more than 118,000 guests attended the $50-million tour at stops around the country.

WHAT: A free East Bay community event offering $1 million in free goods and services including more than 35,000 pounds of groceries, haircuts, dental check-ups, family portraits, health services, job and career services, a kids carnival and more.

While supplies last—all are welcome. No I.D. required.

Why: Provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 local community volunteers to share hope and tangible help with thousands of their neighbors in a spirit of honor and dignity.

Who: The community of East Bay, Calif., including numerous local businesses, organizations, churches and Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope is also working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Plum Organics at the outreach. NBCF will provide education, support and early detection services to underserved women in the community. Plum Organics will provide guests with their organic child food products.

When: Saturday, April 5 - Gates open at 10 a.m. (rain or shine)

Where: Rio Vista Elementary School
         611 Pacifica Avenue
         Bay Point, California 94565

Media Opportunities:

  •      Highlight local residents serving their communities.
  •      Interview local families participating in the event.
  •      Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope.
  •      Speak with national leaders from the NBCF.

Learn more about the outreach by visiting or contact Carey Gregg at 925-458-9100, ext. 143.

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope, a faith ­based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 65 million people. For more information please visit

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