Melissa Ponchard, executive director of Tri-City Volunteers, poses for a photograph in Fremont, Calif., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Ponchard leads a team of
Melissa Ponchard, executive director of Tri-City Volunteers, poses for a photograph in Fremont, Calif., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Ponchard leads a team of volunteers to distribute literally tons of food to the hungry in southern Alameda County. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)