Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • For kids, can a weekly box of fresh food be preventive medicine? A new study aims to answer the question. For 12-year-old Kate, vegetables used to be, well, “kinda disgusting.” But she said a recent study she and her family […] The post Can Food be Medicine? appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Our volunteers out at their local Safeway, helping us make the day a success! The Saturday before Thanksgiving is one of the year’s biggest grocery shopping days—and it also kicks off one of our biggest food drives. How do we […] The post We Need Your Helping Hands! appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Our hearts are with everyone affected by the massive wildfires devastating the North Bay. We’ve received many inquiries asking how to support relief efforts. The best way to help is to make a financial donation directly to our sister food […] The post Supporting Victims of the North Bay Fires appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Are you a data-wizard? A calligraphist with a few hours to spare? A painter with a passion for making our community better place? There are lots of ways to support our work — from sorting produce in our warehouse, to […] The post Volunteers: Got skills? Lend ’em to us! appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Every month, thousands of volunteers come through our doors to help sort food. But there are more ways to help. Emily Willson, 24, is a recent Cal State East Bay graduate and a community ambassador at Alameda County Social Services. […] The post Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Willson appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Summer is a stressful time for many families, as no school means no free or affordable school lunch. After the final bell rings, families who are already struggling to make ends meet are left to fill that meal gap for […] The post Volunteers: We Urgently Need Your Help. appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Our nutrition team is always whipping up tasty, nutritious and affordable dishes to share with our agency partners, staff and community members. This black bean and corn salsa is an easy-to-make snack that’s chock full of fiber and Vitamin C. […] The post Make it: Black Bean & Corn Salsa + Homemade Tortilla Chips appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Best team effort, ever. In mid-September, the Oakland Raiders helped serve 157 households at our Cesar Chavez Mobile Pantry distribution, located near the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. Players, alongside volunteers, helped distribute carrots, apples, pears, bread, nectarines and more. […] The post Raiders Distribute Fresh Food to Fruitvale Community appeared first on Alameda County Community ...

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Food is a basic human right. Yet programs and policies that work to end hunger are continually under attack. That’s why every September, Feeding America and food banks across the nation stand together during Hunger Action Month to spread awareness […] The post Six Ways to Get Involved this Hunger Action Month appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Notice anything new? We’re proud and excited to reveal our new logo and website to our community today. Change isn’t for everyone. But at ACCFB, we’re always up for it. We’ve spent the last three decades changing and adapting to […] The post New logo, new website: Same dedication to ending hunger. appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • By Judy Grant, lead volunteer  Six years ago, I joined my church service group for a volunteer shift at the Food Bank after putting it off for a few months. 1,646 volunteer hours later, I’m still here. At the time, […] The post Why I Volunteer appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • On a Thursday morning at Union City Apostolic Church, Irma Colon is answering questions from a line of guests, and making sure her volunteers have everything they need for a busy day. It’s time for their weekly food distribution, and […] The post Agency Spotlight: Union City Apostolic Church appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • In 2001, Liz Gomez was managing Alameda County Community Food Bank’s emergency food helpline, connecting people with same day food assistance. She often noticed clients calling the helpline often weren’t enrolled in CalFresh, a federal nutrition program which, at the […] The post CalFresh for Food Today—and Tomorrow appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • So, you want to support the Food Bank. You want to pitch in, raise some money, and feel good about helping provide healthy food for our neighbors. Now all you need is the perfect idea. We’ve been astounded by the […] The post Three Ideas to Get Your Fundraising Creative Juices Flowing appeared first on Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  •                         Every month, thousands of volunteers come through our doors to help sort food. But there are more ways to help. Emily Willson, 24, is a recent Cal State East Bay graduate and a community ambassador at Alameda County Social Services. As a volunteer […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Summer is a stressful time for many families, as no school means no free or affordable school lunch. After the final bell rings, families who are already struggling to make ends meet are left to fill that meal gap for their children. That’s why we aim to pack our warehouse every summer with fresh nectarines, […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • It may surprise you to learn that the summer months are often the most difficult for the families we help serve. Affordable — often free — school meals are a critical part of making sure low-income children have consistent access to healthy food. When there’s no school, there are no school meals. Bridging this gap […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Every holiday season, our friends at Safeway organize a massive food drive to collect thousands of pounds of healthy food. Last year's drive was so successful that Safeway is aiming to collect 150,000 bags of food for kids this summer as well! That's over a million pounds of food. Summer is one of our busiest times. During the […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Warriors fans: Our team needs you! The Warriors and the Cavaliers are facing off in the NBA finals—and once again we're ready to channel all our Warriors pride into meals. This year, we've teamed up with SF-Marin Food Bank to challenge the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and see which team's fans can fundraise the most! Our […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Lucky Supermarkets is teaming up with food banks throughout the Bay Area for the #PeanutButterRoundup to help feed hungry kids this summer. From May 17-30, when you buy one Jif, Smuckers or Sunny Select Peanut Butter or Jelly from your local Lucky Supermarket, you get one of the same brand free to donate to us. […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Join Food Bank staff and anti-hunger advocates from across the state on May 24—Hunger Action Day! Over 300 advocates will meet with lawmakers to lobby for budget items and key legislation aimed at alleviating food insecurity and its root causes. It's a powerful, energizing day filled with amazing speakers, meetings with legislators, and a rally on […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • How our team transforms truckloads of food into groceries for our community Nearly 600,000 meals worth of food will leave our warehouse this week. Over the next year, 34 million pounds will come through our facility. This only happens thanks to the brilliance of our Operations Team which is hard at work well before most […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • When you look around our offices, a group of desks are often conspicuously empty. That’s because our Advocacy Team is always on the road working with elected officials, local schools, anti-hunger advocates, and getting involved in other grassroots efforts to eradicate the ways our society creates poverty and inequity. Guess what? They need your help. […]

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
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  • Three Ideas to Get Your Fundraising Creative Juices Flowing

    So, you want to support the Food Bank. You want to pitch in, raise some money, and feel good about helping provide healthy food for our neighbors who rely on the Food Bank. Now all you need is the perfect idea. We’ve been astounded by the amazing ways people have decided to support us: From […]

  • So, does anti-hunger advocacy really make a difference?

    Since the 2016 presidential election, we’ve heard from many in our community who want to join in our advocacy efforts against hunger and inequity. We’ve also heard the question, so can advocacy really make a difference? The short answer: Yes. The programs and policies that support low-income families and reduce food insecurity are only as […]

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