brown bag food truck

New food truck to help stem senior hunger in Diocese of Oakland

Krista Lucchesi stood outside the new Mercy Brown Bag food truck April 4 at Oakland’s Mercy Retirement and Care Center. The truck is an effort to feed seniors who don’t have sufficient access to healthy food.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A new shiny truck is bringing food to senior citizens in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood and nearby communities.

A year in the making, the Mercy Brown Bag Program has expanded, with the truck visiting several locales and offering assistance to seniors faced with the high cost of rent and medication.

Krista Lucchesi, director of the program that is part of the services of the Mercy Retirement and Care Center, couldn't stop smiling as she looked at the vehicle parked behind the residential care facility.

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