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“Toy and Food Giveway” December 20




By Corey Jefferies



The Black African National Community Action Organization (BANCAO) will host a “Toys and Food Giveaway” from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec 20 at the Eastside Arts Alliance at 2277 International Blvd. in Oakland.






BANCAO will offer support to 250 needy families this season. All families interested must pre-register no later than Dec. 15 by sending the name and age of each family member (including children) and contact information to


The organization’s goal is to help improve the lives of African Americans and other marginalized peoples of color in the areas of education, mental health, nutrition, criminal justice and employment.


All families should bring identification to the pickup on Dec. 20.


Sponsors of the giveaway are G.R.I.P., the Jefferies-Peace Project, Ken Houston and the East Oakland Beautification Counsel, Salute e Vita, NAACP, the Urban League, Congressional Black Caucus, the Bay Area Black Men’s Forum and members of My Brothers Keeper Initiative.


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