Donna Elmore, left, of Hayward, supervisor at Hope 4 the Heart food bank, distributes food to Latina Brown, of Pittsburg, with the nonprofit Sisters
Donna Elmore, left, of Hayward, supervisor at Hope 4 the Heart food bank, distributes food to Latina Brown, of Pittsburg, with the nonprofit Sisters Outreach Care Facility in Cherryland, an unincorporated county area near Hayward, on Dec. 21, 2012. The food bank feeds 11,000 families every month. (Anda Chu/Staff)