OAKLAND -- The Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership will host the ninth annual "March to End Poverty" Saturday at Lake Merritt.

Mayor Jean Quan and other community leaders will be attending.

Registration for the free march begins at 9 a.m. at the Lake Merritt bandstand. There will be snacks, water and lunch for the participants. A march and rally begins at 10 a.m. The event include a community fair, entertainment, boating, kid zone.

Free T-shirts will be given to the first 400 people who bring a nonperishable food item to donate; glass containers are not accepted.

Food donations are being donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank that serves 49,000 children, adults and seniors every week. For more information or to register go to http://ac-ocap.com/.

Lake Merritt is at 666 Bellevue Ave.



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