For trick-or-treaters looking to experience an encounter with a very special Halloween spirit, Alameda resident Lois Baptiste has “the” spot in town: the Alameda Food Bank barrel at 908 Lincoln Avenue, between Wood and Ninth streets.
This is a critical time for many families on the Island, and Baptiste will reward generous trick-or-treaters who stop by from 4 to 8 p.m. with some special goodies.
The food bank says these items are most needed: cans of beef stew, fruit, chili with beef, tuna and corn, as well as one-pound bags of rice.
Other drop-off points include the Alameda Free Library Main Branch, Alameda Marketplace, Bank of Alameda on Park Street, and Color Me Mine at Alameda Town Centre.
The Alameda Food Bank gives food to low-income Alamedans throughout the year and says it is “woefully short” on turkeys for Thanksgiving. To donate a turkey, call 510-523-5850.
And thanks to all the ghosts and goblins who donate on Halloween and during the holidays.