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.

TUNE IN: ABC7 News is teaming up with Bay Area chefs to help raise money for food banks responding to the COVID-19 pande...
07/18/2020
WATCH LIVE SATURDAY: Bay Area chefs, food banks come together for ABC7's Give Where You Live Food Drive

TUNE IN: ABC7 News is teaming up with Bay Area chefs to help raise money for food banks responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how we're meeting the need and local chefs like Tanya Holland are cooking up delicious recipes featuring pantry staples. The hour long special starts at 7 p.m.

ABC7 is coming together with Bay Area chefs and local food banks to help feed families in need and share recipes using food pantry staples.

How's your August looking? We need volunteers to help sort and pack food from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at least one regular...
07/16/2020

How's your August looking? We need volunteers to help sort and pack food from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at least one regular weekday per week. In just a few hours, you'll help provide thousands of meals for our community. Sign up here 👉 https://bit.ly/3jbsKnj

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. If you're interested - be sure to register! And, please note we can't admit drop-ins. Questions? Email [email protected].

We launched this partnership with Amazon at the beginning of June to provide healthy food for people who have tested pos...
07/13/2020
Alameda County Food Bank Partners With Amazon to Deliver to Coronavirus Patients in Need

We launched this partnership with Amazon at the beginning of June to provide healthy food for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and can't leave to get groceries. The program is now delivering to more than 400 households and Amazon Flex drivers delivered 90,000 pounds of food. If you or someone you know needs groceries, please call us (510) 635-3663.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank in partnership with amazon is delivering food to coronavirus patients in need.

07/10/2020

Many people are still facing hard times due to COVID-19. More neighbors than ever are reaching out. And, we've significantly increased our food distribution. In June alone, we distributed 4.7 million pounds - 400,000 pounds more than the record-breaking month we had in May. In addition to our network of partner agencies, we're operating three drive-through distributions to help meet the need. Combined, the distributions in Oakland, Hayward, and Pleasanton are serving 20,000 people weekly.

East Bay Community Energy
07/10/2020

East Bay Community Energy

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Oakland Roots Sports Club Oaklandish Alameda County Community Food Bank

REMINDER: You now have until July 15 to apply for P-EBT. Families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price ...
07/09/2020

REMINDER: You now have until July 15 to apply for P-EBT. Families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can receive up to $365 in food benefits. With a P-EBT card, you can buy groceries at most grocery stores, farmer's markets, and online through Amazon and Walmart. Learn more: https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/

“This is what food banks are for. This is why we’re here. At our core we are an emergency response service."From the num...
07/08/2020
Coronavirus: Bay Area food banks now serving more than 1 million a month

“This is what food banks are for. This is why we’re here. At our core we are an emergency response service."

From the number of people we're serving to how we're distributing food - a lot has changed since COVID-19 took hold. While there's so much uncertainty, one thing is clear: we're committed to our community and will be here for as long as we're needed.

As shelter-in-place orders ease up, Bay Area food banks grapple with how to sustain an unprecedented level of need.

You're looking at 4,800 cups of yogurt that are heading to tables across the county. Bellwether Farms donated this yogur...
07/08/2020

You're looking at 4,800 cups of yogurt that are heading to tables across the county. Bellwether Farms donated this yogurt as part of #ProjectSpilledMilk - buying extra milk from farmers and turning it into yogurt for families. We're so grateful to Bellwether Farms for this generous donation.

“Someone loses their job and realizes that for the first time in their life, they need food.”Since the pandemic, calls t...
07/07/2020
One family, $1,200 a month: Coronavirus pushes Bay Area working class deeper into poverty

“Someone loses their job and realizes that for the first time in their life, they need food.”

Since the pandemic, calls to our Emergency Food Helpline have doubled. One-third of those callers have never relied on the Food Bank before. With the high cost of living, many of us are one catastrophic event (such as a missed paycheck) away from needing assistance. We're here for everyone in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of groceries, please call us at (510) 635-3663.

The financial devastation of the coronavirus is pushing the Bay Area's working class - already living on the margins - deeper into poverty. Even as nonprofits hand out food and cities embrace temporary bans on evictions, some fear a catastrophe awaits.

Grocery Outlet knows that hunger heats up during the summer months. That's why they're launching the 10th annual Indepen...
07/06/2020
Independence From Hunger - Grocery Outlet

Grocery Outlet knows that hunger heats up during the summer months. That's why they're launching the 10th annual Independence from Hunger food drive - focused on fighting hunger in Alameda County. Donate $5 (or more) online or at your local store, and you’ll get $5 off a future purchase. You’ll have money to shop AND make a difference for our neighbors 🙌 #Give5Get5 #IndependenceFromHunger

Happy Fourth of July. This Independence Day is going to be different, but perhaps the most patriotic way to celebrate th...
07/04/2020

Happy Fourth of July. This Independence Day is going to be different, but perhaps the most patriotic way to celebrate the day is to make sure your voice is heard through taking the Census. Alameda County is more diverse than ever and to better serve our community, we need a fair, accurate, and complete count. Time and time again, the Census misses millions of us – including Communities of Color, LGBTQ people, immigrants and refugees, and people with low income. In order to ensure everyone has what they need to thrive, let’s make sure our community is fully counted: https://my2020census.gov/

Are you missing baseball this season? We are too, but we're thrilled the Oakland Athletics are returning to the Coliseum...
07/02/2020
Coliseum Cutouts

Are you missing baseball this season? We are too, but we're thrilled the Oakland Athletics are returning to the Coliseum soon. Although fans can't be there in person, you can still grab a seat with Coliseum Cutouts! Just send in a photo of yourself and your cutout will be placed in a seat throughout the ballpark for the 2020 season. Plus - a portion of the proceeds will benefit our Food Bank. Sounds like a home run to us ⚾️

While it won’t be the same without you at the ballpark this year, we’re excited to highlight the best fans in baseball during this memorable season. Upload a photo of yourself in A’s gear and you may spot yourself in the stands while watching games on TV.

We’re in the middle of a health & hunger crisis. #SNAP is the most effective way to combat hunger and nourish our commun...
07/01/2020
Tell Congress: Increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits! - Feeding America

We’re in the middle of a health & hunger crisis. #SNAP is the most effective way to combat hunger and nourish our communities during #COVID19. It also stimulates local economies and helps pull families out of poverty. It’s time to improve SNAP for the duration of the pandemic and economic downturn. Send a message to Congress today 👇

With millions of people suddenly having lost their jobs, the Feeding America network of food banks simply cannot keep up with the increase in people who need food. They are working nonstop to feed as many people as they can, but need Congress to help.

06/29/2020
Park Day School

From hosting Empty Bowls to volunteering in our warehouse, students at Park Day School have been wonderful supporters of our Food Bank. For the past four years, the 5th grade class has volunteered as part of their service learning program. But because of COVID-19, we couldn't have them come this year. Instead, they got creative and organized a Virtual Food Drive. We're so grateful for Park Day School's continued support.

PDS 5th graders have a message for you! They are launching the PDS Virtual Food Drive today as part of their service learning-at-home and Health Week. Please help us support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Since we can't volunteer in the warehouse right now, our 5th graders want to do what they can from afar. We hope you can help! https://www.vfd-accfb.org/GroupHome.aspx?ID=7419

Weekday Volunteers Needed at ACCFB! We are gradually re-opening community volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank.For m...
06/27/2020

Weekday Volunteers Needed at ACCFB! We are gradually re-opening community volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank.

For more info and to sign up visit: https://www.accfb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Please note that, because the safety of our volunteers and staff are paramount, we’ve made a few changes:

🍎 To minimize the risk of virus exposure we are limiting the number of unduplicated visitors and are seeking volunteers (age 18+) who can commit to joining us for at least one full day weekly for at least 4 weeks.

🍎We encourage volunteers to follow the CDC recommendation that populations at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness (age 65+ and those with underlying medical conditions) continue to self-isolate, but we will not be barring them from volunteer service.

🍎All volunteers must pre-register; we cannot admit individuals on a drop-in basis. COVID-19 safety guidelines are being followed.

Your ongoing support of the Food Bank is greatly appreciated. Stay safe and be well!

Every year, the Letter Carriers Food Drive is one of our biggest single-day food drives. These photos are from last year...
06/25/2020

Every year, the Letter Carriers Food Drive is one of our biggest single-day food drives. These photos are from last year's drive, when they collected more than 80,000 pounds of food. The food drive was postponed this year due to COVID-19, but a postal worker at the Oakland Civic Center station still wanted to help out. He started collecting donations and word quickly spread to other offices. They raised more than $8,700 to support our emergency response efforts. We're so grateful for the US Postal Service's continued support.

"Just as the heroes in Oakland have stepped up to provide food to children and families who have struggled so hard for s...
06/24/2020
Eat Learn Play Foundation

"Just as the heroes in Oakland have stepped up to provide food to children and families who have struggled so hard for so long, California must step up and ensure this much needed funding. Together with our partners, we will continue to do all we can to support children and families in our community through this crisis."

Hunger doesn't take a summer break. Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry's Eat Learn Play Foundation has been a critical partner in ensuring children have access to healthy food during this crisis. Read their op-ed on why California must commit to funding schools that are providing much-needed meals for children and families.

In today's San Francisco Chronicle, our co-founders Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry wrote an op-ed on why California must commit to funding our schools that have been unflinching in serving their communities during this crisis. These heroes in Oakland have stepped up to provide meals to children and families struggling to put food on the table, and now California must step up to ensure these programs remain funded. Alongside our partners (World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, Kat Taylor, Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County Community Food Bank), we will continue to do all we can to support children and families in our community through this crisis.

Read here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/California-must-take-bold-action-to-support-15361616.php

You can help fight summer hunger and support our emergency response efforts through Safeway's Nourishing Neighbors campa...
06/23/2020

You can help fight summer hunger and support our emergency response efforts through Safeway's Nourishing Neighbors campaign. Participating is simple: head to your local Safeway and make a donation at check-out. Together, we can ensure children, families, and seniors have the nourishment they need all summer long.

Amazing: Our Board Member, Danielle Coleman, organized a group of volunteers to bag produce and distribute groceries at ...
06/23/2020

Amazing: Our Board Member, Danielle Coleman, organized a group of volunteers to bag produce and distribute groceries at our drive-through distribution in Oakland on Juneteenth. She's also the Global Co-Lead at [email protected] and this volunteer shift was part of their #wehearyoucampaign to raise awareness of issues facing the Black community. They were joined by members of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, who were volunteering as well.

"We chose to volunteer with ACCFB on this important day as we know the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted People of Color, including the Black community, and increased food insecurity," Danielle said.

Thank you, Danielle, for bringing a passionate and committed group of volunteers to support our efforts on such an important day.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James BaldwinThe evidence...
06/20/2020
What We're Reading

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin

The evidence that hunger and race are linked is irrefutable. Hunger disproportionately impacts people of color People of Color. We can’t end hunger without addressing this issue head-on for the wellbeing of our entire community. Confronting these issues can be challenging and uncomfortable – but necessary. Our staff started a reading list of books and articles that have been helpful in expanding our policy fight, improving how we communicate, and working on becoming a more inclusive Alameda County Community Food Bank, where everyone belongs. Click the link in our profile to view a collection of powerful books by Black authors for adults and children 👇

What We're Reading From expanding our policy fight to becoming a more inclusive and belonging organization ...Food Bankers always seem to have our noses in books, blogs and articles that help us be more effective in our work. Below is a list of recommendations that some Food Bankers have found helpf...

We must look at systems that got us to this moment of action. Thank you, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, for bel...
06/19/2020

We must look at systems that got us to this moment of action. Thank you, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, for believing in a better future for Alameda County.

Read Supervisor Carson's full Juneteenth statement:

"From health care and education to employment and homeownership, the disparities the Black community experiences today are directly related to the racism that has been embedded in the fabric our institutions since the first Africans were kidnapped and brought to this continent in bondage over 400 years ago. No system in the United States and been left unblemished when it comes to the lasting impact of slavery. We have a responsibility to acknowledge these disparities and a duty to do all that we can to tear down the barriers that stand in the way of achieving the ideals of a just and equitable society.

Access to healthy food is a key example of the disparities that many communities of color struggle with, whether because of income or because of food deserts that often exist in Black and Brown neighborhoods. Throughout my career as a community organizer and public servant, I have been a strong advocate of food justice. No child or family should ever go hungry. And, we know the importance a healthy diet has in fueling our bodies and minds to do well in school and at work, as well as our overall health and longevity. Black lives matter, and the foundation of this mantra should be nourishing them."

Art is a powerful tool against oppression. Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers, used his skills as...
06/19/2020

Art is a powerful tool against oppression. Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers, used his skills as a designer and artist to boldly communicate the organization’s message to wider audiences in a beautiful and accessible way. Even if recipients of The Black Panther newspaper didn’t read every line of every article, much of what was being said was captured in Mr. Douglas’s bold illustrations of the movement’s work. In a 2018 interview with WDET in Detroit he said, “Art played a part in giving an interpretation in a visual way to the social and political message that we were about.” Today you can see Mr. Douglas’s work in the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural on 26th Street. His work and the work of many other Black artists continue to inspire community members today.

Thank you, Supervisor Nate Miley 👏 Here’s how you can stay civically engaged and continue fighting for an equitable and ...
06/19/2020

Thank you, Supervisor Nate Miley 👏 Here’s how you can stay civically engaged and continue fighting for an equitable and just Alameda County 👇

Feeling inspired this Juneteenth and want to get involved in shaping the future of your community? Here's 3 ways you can get started today, thanks to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, whose members work tirelessly to ensure everyone in Alameda County has access to fresh, healthy food and also serve as powerful advocates for our community and beyond:

*2020 Census: Alameda County Census 2020 has done well so far with our Census 2020 response, but there is more work to do! Can you volunteer to phone bank to residents of Alameda County to make sure they know how to take the Census? Just one person responding to this call could make a big difference. If many of you do, we can get a lot closer to a complete count. As a reminder, making sure everyone gets counted in the Census ensures that our County get the Federal money we are entitled to for vital local services. To get set up to phone bank remotely from your home, email [email protected].

*We’ve got to vote! Movements ultimately effect change by convincing politicians to take bold action (or replacing them with those that will!). With our Proposition system, California voters will also have the opportunity to directly vote to approve policies which will address poverty this November. To register to vote, or check your registration, visit the ACCFB’s voter education page here https://bit.ly/3fCwkV1

*Did you know you can pre-register to vote at 16 and 17 years old, and will already be registered to vote when you turn 18? Teenagers who pre-register are much more likely to eventually vote and we need every voice to count because when young people turn out to vote, powerful changes happen fast! So get the word out to the young people in your life and help them preregister here: https://bit.ly/3fCwkV1

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7900 Edgewater Dr
Oakland, CA
94621

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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If you or someone you know is in need of food visit us Friday June 12th from 1:00-3:00PM for our weekly food bank at 2700 Fairmont Dr, San Leandro. Pull up in your car and our volunteers will load the FREE groceries into the trunk of your car with no contact! To sign up for free at-home delivery visit https://www.acdsal.org/
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Hi Everyone, American High School’s FTC team Ink & Metal is hosting a fundraiser for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and WeHope (an organization working towards serving homeless people in the Bay Area), as the impact of COVID-19 is rapidly increasing food insecurity and struggles for homeless people in our community. We have donated $3,000 (our team’s entire finances) towards these organizations, and we are actively trying to raise more in order to reach the $10,000 goal. If you are interested in helping your community, visit donateinkandmetal.com. Thanks for your support!
Good news for food banks! We asked Americans who are financially stable to send their $1,200 stimulus check to someone who needs it. In just a few days, people across the country have pledged over $50,000 to food banks. Help us get the word out? 👉pledgemycheck.org
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I cannot guarantee that any of these will sell, but they are priced at $50 each in the form of a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The show will be up through the end of March.
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!