Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alameda County Community Food Bank We serve 1 in 5 residents of Alameda County. Every $1 donated helps provide $7 worth of food. www.accfb.org. Member of Feeding America.
Alameda County Community Food Bank goes beyond providing food for today — we also give hope for a better tomorrow. Since 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts, helping people struggling with hunger in our neighborhoods. We are fiercely committed to alleviating hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes.
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The Alameda County Community Food Bank has been in business since 1985 ... with a vision toward a day when we can go out of business.

Mission: Alameda County Community Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community.

The headline yesterday to this The New York Times #COVID19 live updates article was, "Nearly 1 in 5 young children in th...
05/08/2020
Germany and U.S. on Divergent Paths to Reopen

The headline yesterday to this The New York Times #COVID19 live updates article was, "Nearly 1 in 5 young children in the U.S. don’t get enough to eat, research found."

Nearly a fifth of young children don't have enough food to eat - numbers higher than in 2008 during the Great Recession. When school is out - families who rely on school meals lose access. We've partnered with 11 school districts to provide groceries to students and their families during this difficult time. To date, we've distributed more than 34,000 emergency food bags - enough for more than 425,000 meals.

Online retailers, backed by Amazon, are beginning a campaign to press for billions of dollars to rescue the Postal Service. Nearly one in five children in the U.S. are not getting enough to eat.

The outpouring of support on #GivingTuesdayNow was simply astounding - and it's all thanks to YOU! We're still tallying ...
05/07/2020

The outpouring of support on #GivingTuesdayNow was simply astounding - and it's all thanks to YOU! We're still tallying the totals, but in just one day our community came together to help provide more than 250,000 meals for our neighbors. Giving Tuesday is such an important day, one when our community united to help neighbors during this pandemic. Thank you 🧡

HAPPENING NOW: All day, 102.9 KBLX, 96.5 KOIT San Francisco, 99.7 NOW, and KFOX are hosting a Food Bank Radiothon, prese...
05/06/2020
Bay Area Food Bank Radiothon - 96.5 KOIT

HAPPENING NOW: All day, 102.9 KBLX, 96.5 KOIT San Francisco, 99.7 NOW, and KFOX are hosting a Food Bank Radiothon, presented by 1st Nor Cal Credit Union in support of our response to #COVID19. We're experiencing an unprecedented need. In March and April, we provided 1 million more meals than we expected and our food expense has nearly doubled. We're so grateful for Bonneville San Francisco's support. Tune in!

What: 96.5 KOIT Food Bank Radiothon presented by 1st Nor Cal Credit Union When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 6am-6pm Where: On-Air @ 96.5 KOIT FM 96.5 KOIT & Bonneville San Francisco is excited to partner with our local Bay Area Food Banks to help raise much needed funding. We’re asking you to plea...

How awesome is this? California State University, East Bay head basketball coach Bryan Rooney is finding a fun way to su...
05/06/2020
‘Miles For Meals’: Bay Area coach finds unique way to raise money for food bank amid pandemic

How awesome is this? California State University, East Bay head basketball coach Bryan Rooney is finding a fun way to support our Food Bank during #COVID19. He's calling it Miles for Meals - you run one mile every hour for 24 hours to raise money. Not into running? Check out his Virtual Food Drive to help: https://bit.ly/35wHGWB

Team sports may be on hold during the pandemic, but the Bay Area athletics community is doing its part to stay engaged.

We're blown away by the outpouring of support we've seen during #GivingTuesdsayNow. There are still a few hours left in ...
05/06/2020

We're blown away by the outpouring of support we've seen during #GivingTuesdsayNow. There are still a few hours left in this global day of giving and unity. If you've already donated - thank you! If you haven't - there's still time to support our emergency response, and have your gift MATCHED by a generous group of donors: https://donate.accfb.org/giving-tuesday

We're so grateful for your support today - and throughout this pandemic.

05/05/2020
Metallica

Today is no ordinary Tuesday. It's #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of unity and generosity to support #COVID19 emergency response efforts. When you give today, a generous group of donors will MATCH your gift, until we reach $50,000 👉 https://donate.accfb.org/giving-tuesday

BUT - the generosity doesn't stop there. Metallica is making May an entire Month of Giving through their All Within My Hands Foundation to support organizations responding to the pandemic. We're so grateful for their support - and for yours. COVID-19 has disrupted our way of living, but not our passion for our community.

#AWMH #MetallicaGivesBack #MonthofGiving

Inspired by #GivingTuesdayNow, we decided to make May our All Within My Hands Foundation #MonthOfGiving, to do our part in meeting the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Visit talli.ca/awmh-month-of-giving to learn how you can join us. #AWMH #MetallicaGivesBack

05/05/2020
Giving Tuesday - Alameda County Community Food Bank

In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, May 5 has been named #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of unity and generosity. To support our emergency response, a group of donors is matching all gifts today until we reach $50,000! Help us unlock these critical funds and get much-needed food out into the community.

05/05/2020
Giving Tuesday - Alameda County Community Food Bank

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of unity and generosity. In response to the unprecedented need caused by #COVID19, a generous group of donors is matching all gifts until we hit $50,000. Help us unlock these critical funds to provide much-needed food for our community.

“The communities impacted hardest by this emergency are those we’re already serving, and partnerships with California fa...
05/05/2020
Alameda County food bank partners with farmers for produce during coronavirus crisis

“The communities impacted hardest by this emergency are those we’re already serving, and partnerships with California farms have long been an integral part of our work."

We're experiencing unprecedented need. In March and April, we provided 1 million more meals than we expected, and our food expense has nearly doubled. We're grateful to have access to this food and for this partnership.

Alameda County Community Food Bank is partnering with farms in Salinas to bring more fresh produce as the need increases during the coronavirus crisis.

We know from past emergencies it can take months, or longer, for people to get back on their feet. We're preparing for a...
04/29/2020

We know from past emergencies it can take months, or longer, for people to get back on their feet. We're preparing for a prolonged response. Thanks to our partners at Oakland Unified School District, we were able to open a second warehouse to serve the surging need. In just its first full week, 10 staff and 20 volunteers prepared 10,000 emergency food bags for our community.

With all of us sheltering in place an cooking at home a lot more often, we thought you could use some cooking inspiratio...
04/28/2020
3 quinoa recipes that will make you say quin-WHOA

With all of us sheltering in place an cooking at home a lot more often, we thought you could use some cooking inspiration. We rounded up a few recipes featuring pantry staples (found at our Food Bank) to keep you and your family eating well.

With all of us sheltering in place and cooking at home a lot more often, we thought you could use some cooking inspiration. We rounded up a few recipes featuring pantry staples (found at our Food Bank!) to keep you and your family eating well. These recipes are sure to get you on a quinoa kick. Quin...

04/27/2020
www.acgov.org

We collaborated with our community partners to connect neighbors with food distribution sites and essential services. This interactive map allows you to search your address and find services near you. You can also call our Emergency Food Helpline at (510) 635-3663.

70,000 👈 That's the number of meals Impossible Foods donated to our Food Bank. We distributed boxes of burgers at our dr...
04/24/2020

70,000 👈 That's the number of meals Impossible Foods donated to our Food Bank. We distributed boxes of burgers at our drive-through distribution this week. Their support will provide much-needed nourishment during this difficult time. Thank you, Impossible Foods, for your partnership.

SNAP (CalFresh) is our nation's first line of defense against hunger - year round and especially during #COVID19. Today ...
04/23/2020
Kamala Harris

SNAP (CalFresh) is our nation's first line of defense against hunger - year round and especially during #COVID19. Today Sen. Kamala Harris introduces the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2020 to strengthen #SNAP and protect the increasing number of people who rely on it to help feed their families. We're grateful to Sen. Harris for working to protect our neighbors and ensure everyone has access to food.
#Food4All #SNAPMatters

We’ve all seen it on the news: long lines and skyrocketing demands at food banks across the country. Americans urgently need help to put food on the table.

Today I’m announcing legislation to immediately expand access to nutrition assistance. No one in America should ever go hungry, especially during a public health crisis.

The 2020 Census count is underway. Census data and the funding it enables is crucial to our ability to carry out our mis...
04/23/2020
2020 Census: Can we count you in?

The 2020 Census count is underway. Census data and the funding it enables is crucial to our ability to carry out our mission - especially amid COVID-19. Learn more about how the Census impacts our community and make sure you get counted today.

The 2020 Census count is underway. The Census is our country’s primary method of accounting for every member of our diverse community. We have a lot at stake in Alameda County. Census data and the funding it enables is crucial to our ability to carry out our mission. COVID-19 is highlighting the i...

It's now been over a month since we started our emergency response efforts to provide much-needed food for our neighbors...
04/23/2020
Food banks across America face skyrocketing demand during COVID-19 pandemic

It's now been over a month since we started our emergency response efforts to provide much-needed food for our neighbors. With the help of volunteers, we served more than 1,300 families at our drive-through distribution today. We're meeting the need thanks to the support of our community.

Food banks are evolving to meet customer demand and comply with social distancing while millions of Americans are out of work; Claudia Cowan reports from Oakland

04/21/2020
The Daily Show

When the COVID-19 crisis caused schools and restaurants to close, we knew that helping families with children would be one of our most important efforts. Over the last month, we've partnered with 10 school districts and provided 300,000 meals through emergency food boxes. This wouldn't be possible without the support of Stephen and Ayesha Curry and the Eat Learn Play Foundation.

While Stephen Curry is homeschooling his own kids, he’s also providing over 1 million meals for hungry students in Oakland through his Eat Learn Play Foundation.

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This is incredible. We're so grateful for East Bay Community Energy's support during this difficult time. The public pow...
04/20/2020
East Bay Community Energy

This is incredible. We're so grateful for East Bay Community Energy's support during this difficult time. The public power agency pledged $70,000 to be split between us and Meals on Wheels of Alameda County. EBCE's partners more than DOUBLED their donation, helping provide more than 142,000 meals for our community.

Press release: Corporate Partners Double EBCE's Donation to Local Food Charities.
Boehringer Ingelheim NextEra Energy Resources River City Bank Schnitzer Steel Industries Barclays Bank US
Alameda County Community Food Bank Meals on Wheels of Alameda County

https://ebce.org/corporate-partners-double-ebces-donation-to-food-charities/

This is great news 👇 Uber is partnering with Feeding America and will be helping our partner Mercy Brown Bag Program del...
04/17/2020
Uber supports vulnerable populations through partnerships with Feeding America and World Central Kitchen as well as expanded Uber Eats ordering options | Uber Newsroom US

This is great news 👇 Uber is partnering with Feeding America and will be helping our partner Mercy Brown Bag Program deliver food to older adults in need.

“Since the COVID-19 emergency took hold, we have experienced a 1,000 percent increase in demand through our emergency food helpline – up to two-thirds of calls on a given day come from senior citizens. We’re grateful to have a local presence like Uber help us and an ambitious and innovative partner in Mercy Brown Bag to work together to develop new solutions to serve our most vulnerable population during this crisis." - Suzan Bateson Executive Director, ACCFB.

Uber is partnering with Feeding America and World Central Kitchen to help vulnerable populations and healthcare workers access meals.

"My wife Ayesha frequently says, “Be the village to help people who are in need,” and that’s what we’re trying to do."We...
04/16/2020
Stephen Curry: Small Gestures Can Make All the Difference in Times of Crisis

"My wife Ayesha frequently says, “Be the village to help people who are in need,” and that’s what we’re trying to do."

We're so grateful to have the support of our community during this difficult time. Thanks to our partners Stephen and Ayesha Curry and the Eat Learn Play Foundation, we quickly started building emergency food bags for Oakland Unified School District students and their families. We're now working with 10 school districts and are distributing more than 6,000 emergency food bags to families every week.

We have a unique opportunity to come together, to bridge humanity

It's Food Bank Day at KRON 4 News. As our community continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19, we're so grateful fo...
04/16/2020
Food Bank Day: How you can help Bay Area food banks

It's Food Bank Day at KRON 4 News. As our community continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19, we're so grateful for KRON 4's effort to help local food banks meet the growing need.

The most effective way to help feed those in need is either volunteering here or heading to SFMFoodbank.org to donate money.

We are planning for a prolonged response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the need is unprecedented, so is the response. Ev...
04/15/2020
'Unprecedented surge': Alameda County Food Bank says need for assistance exploding amid COVID-19 pandemic

We are planning for a prolonged response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the need is unprecedented, so is the response. Every day, we are distributing much-needed meals to our neighbors. That's because of you: our supporters, our volunteers, our partners, our community. If you are in need of groceries, please call us (510) 635-3663.

"Calls to our help line increased by literally 1,000 percent, within a week." | The Alameda County Food Bank has opened a pop up drive through food distribution center to respond to the need created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Banks play a critical role as emergency responders, providing much-needed food during crises like COVID-19. We need...
04/15/2020

Food Banks play a critical role as emergency responders, providing much-needed food during crises like COVID-19. We need your continued support California Governor Gavin Newsom. Please fulfill our request for critical funds to support #FoodBank #COVID19 response work. #Food4All

We are seeing an unprecedented surge in demand. Last Friday, our new drive-through distribution served more than 740 fam...
04/14/2020
'Unprecedented': Bay Area food banks struggle to meet demand amid coronavirus shutdown

We are seeing an unprecedented surge in demand. Last Friday, our new drive-through distribution served more than 740 families. We know our neighbors are facing uncertain times. We'll be here to fill that gap.

Bay Area food banks are inundated with requests from people who’ve lost jobs. They’re offering pop-up pantries, creating drive-through sites and tapping the National Guard for help. But money, food and volunteers are in short supply.

“I’m not getting eight hours a day in, so I’m not getting all of my paycheck. It’s been a lot. If I’m already living pay...
04/13/2020
How you survive the coronavirus crisis may depend on your Bay Area ZIP code

“I’m not getting eight hours a day in, so I’m not getting all of my paycheck. It’s been a lot. If I’m already living paycheck to paycheck, imagine now. I’m going to be skipping lunch or learning to live off ramen noodles."

Communities depending on us will be some of the most impacted by the spread of coronavirus. Families depending on school meals for their children. Workers losing hours, or even jobs. Vulnerable seniors turning to us for groceries. One thing is certain: we'll be here for as long as we're needed. Call our Helpline if you or someone you know is in need of groceries (510) 635-3663.

How you survive the coronavirus crisis may depend on your ZIP code. Even before the Bay Area shuttered schools and parks, businesses and restaurants, the region was known for its vast economic divides. Now, low-income communities will bear the brunt of the economic fallout.

We’re so grateful for CLIF Bar’s partnership during this difficult time. They donated more than 21,000 pounds of Clif Ba...
04/11/2020

We’re so grateful for CLIF Bar’s partnership during this difficult time. They donated more than 21,000 pounds of Clif Bars. Their support will provide much-needed nourishment.

04/11/2020
Russell Wilson and Ciara talk about donating millions of meals to those in need

We're so grateful for Good Morning America's #DayofHope. Take a look at this story to see what food banks across the country are doing to support their communities - and see our emergency drive-through distribution at 1:55. We're here to help. Please call us at 510-635-3663 if you or someone you know is in need of groceries.

The stars are two of the many people across the country coming together to help those affected by the spread of the coronavirus.

04/09/2020
Emergency Drive-Through Distribution

With support from our partners at the County, we recently expanded our services by adding an emergency drive-through distribution. Staff and volunteers are loading cars with boxes full of shelf stable groceries and bags of produce. In just its second week, this distribution served 470 families in a single day. If you or someone you know is in need of groceries, give us a call (510) 635-3663.

TUNE IN: Our Executive Director Suzan Bateson will be on KALW this morning talking about the increased need we're seeing...
04/07/2020
How Are Food Banks & Community Groups Coping With Increased Demand?

TUNE IN: Our Executive Director Suzan Bateson will be on KALW this morning talking about the increased need we're seeing in our community due to COVID-19. Tune in at 10:30 and learn more about our emergency response efforts.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local food banks and pantries about how they’re coping with the increased demand for food assistance in

04/04/2020

While we're all social distancing, you can still hang out with your favorite elephant. Stomper will make a custom greeting for the Oakland Athletics fan in your life. Throughout April (Stomper's birthday month), proceeds will benefit our Food Bank. A huge thank you to Stomper and our friends at the A's v.cameo.com/myG7aOrbl5
#RootedinOakland

It's #CensusDay2020. As of today, nearly 43% of households in Alameda County have responded to the Census. Now more than...
04/01/2020
Counting on our Community: Why the 2020 Census matters

It's #CensusDay2020. As of today, nearly 43% of households in Alameda County have responded to the Census. Now more than ever, we need everyone to get counted so that our communities have the resources to respond to emergencies and public health crises. #Getcounted today (it only takes a few minutes!)

2020 is a critical year. One of the biggest reasons for us: it’s time for the U.S. Census. The census is our country’s primary method of accounting for every member of our diverse community. We have a lot at stake in Alameda County. Census data and the funding it enables is crucial to our abilit...

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7900 Edgewater Dr
Oakland, CA
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AC Transit 98 and 73 buses from Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station

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Member of Feeding America and the California Association of Food Banks

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(510) 635-3663

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Food is a basic human right. We work towards a stronger, more nourished Alameda County, where no one worries where their next meal will come from.

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My Thanksgiving will be truly a day of gratitude thanks to Food Bank!!
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We just did the Family Night at ACCFB. It was such a good experience for my son and I that we would like to do it again. We have friends that want to join us too. When will you have another family night??
Just signed up to make a recurring monthly donation to this amazing organization. Given what I spend a month on ice tea, it seems only fitting. No one is America should go to bed hungry and certainly, no child should. We can do better.
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Had a great time yesterday at the open house/volunteer work program. As a group, we packed up 15,000 lbs of Oranges and 7,700 pounds of sweet potatoes! Enough for 17,000 meals (if I'm remembering correctly)! Looking forward to seeing the photos since we didn't take any!
We're throwing a punk/indie/ska show to raise money for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and we have a donor that will match anything we raise. We would love to see y'all next weekend. RSVP and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/346269452587972/
Thank you from Verizon for allowing us to come and enjoy a meaningful and hard working day with you ACCFB. Hope to see you in December.
Please I'm begging everyone in the Bay area to please be my eyes.