Bay Street shopping center will collect food for the Alameda Food Bank, coats for One Warm Coat and toys for the Alameda County Firefighters.

All you haveto do is open yours hearts and closets to contribute to One Warm Coat at Bay Street through Monday, December 31. Donating a coat is easy. Shoppers are encouraged to bring gently worn outerwear including rain coats, puffer jackets and pea coats of all shapes and sizes to the donation barrels located next to the Bay Street management and security offices, during mall hours. All donated coats will be distributed to those in need, free of charge, just in time for the chilly winter season. Did you know that 35% of our U.S. homeless population  are families with children? Donate One Warm Coat so that no one goes cold this winter!

Bay Street is also home to bins from the Alameda Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides nutritious food to the low-income residents of the City of Alameda.  Canned goods and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at bins located on the first floor of Bay Street, near the management office and the Bay Street security office on the third floor, through Monday, December 31.

Drop new toys off at the toy collection bins for the Alameda County Firefighters, which are located in front of the Bay Street management and security offices during mall hours through Sunday, December 23. Toys must be brand new and unwrapped.

Bay Street also invites everyone to enjoy a Chanukah celebration in Bay Street’s Center Plaza on Sunday, December 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration.