Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alameda County Community Food Bank We now estimate at least 1 in 4 county residents is experiencing or at-risk of hunger. Need food? Visit foodnow.net. Want to support? Every $1 donated helps provides $2 nutritious meals.

Visit www.accfb.org for more info. 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.

Visit www.accfb.org for more info. 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.

Operating as usual

04/20/2021
Volunteer Dance - YMCA

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month! Our volunteers work hard--and play hard! Many folks from this Tuesday warehouse crew have been volunteering together for months and, when the Village People’s classic came on, they couldn’t help but have an impromptu YMCA dance-along.

Want to join in the fun? Sign up for a volunteer shift today--May shifts are filling up quickly: https://bit.ly/3eilNPB

We have all missed live music, especially from amazing local musicians, so much during last year. 🎻It was a real treat t...
04/14/2021

We have all missed live music, especially from amazing local musicians, so much during last year. 🎻

It was a real treat to have Bread & Roses Presents at our Oakport Drive-Through distribution last Friday! 🧡

Folks were taking pictures from their cars and volunteers were tapping their toes to the amazing 2 hours set of Bluegrass from Chickens On Wood Stringband! 🪕

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, meet Samuel, one of our Census volunteers! ❤️"I first learned about ACCFB in 2...
04/10/2021

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, meet Samuel, one of our Census volunteers! ❤️

"I first learned about ACCFB in 2017 through my Boy Scout scoutmaster and have been volunteering ever since. When I heard about Census phone banking, I was immediately interested. Because the data collected is used for the next decade, I was motivated to help as many people as possible.

While volunteering, I realized just how diverse our community actually is. There were a number of residents whose native language was not English, so I was able to utilize my Spanish and Mandarin skills. In total, I completed 54 hours of phone calls."

Read more about Samuel's volunteer experience in our Community Harvest Newsletter. http://bit.ly/2OTPwWl

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, meet Samuel, one of our Census volunteers! ❤️

"I first learned about ACCFB in 2017 through my Boy Scout scoutmaster and have been volunteering ever since. When I heard about Census phone banking, I was immediately interested. Because the data collected is used for the next decade, I was motivated to help as many people as possible.

While volunteering, I realized just how diverse our community actually is. There were a number of residents whose native language was not English, so I was able to utilize my Spanish and Mandarin skills. In total, I completed 54 hours of phone calls."

Read more about Samuel's volunteer experience in our Community Harvest Newsletter. http://bit.ly/2OTPwWl

Meet Katherine. Normally she is our Food and Fund Drive Coordinator, but, when COVID-19 struck she helped answer calls t...
04/03/2021

Meet Katherine. Normally she is our Food and Fund Drive Coordinator, but, when COVID-19 struck she helped answer calls to our Helpline. 💚☎️🍏

"In the early days of the pandemic, when I was working on the Helpline, it felt like drinking out of a water hose. The stories are unforgettable: A 90-year-old gentleman who outlived all of his family and had no means to buy groceries. The disabled veteran who kindly asked if he could have groceries delivered. The woman who called from Chicago, worried about her sister battling cancer in Oakland...

At times, when people felt ashamed, I let them know that I too had once been where they were now, and that we were happy to help them." Read more about Katherine's experience responding to COVID-19 in our Community Harvest newsletter. http://bit.ly/2OTPwWl

Meet Katherine. Normally she is our Food and Fund Drive Coordinator, but, when COVID-19 struck she helped answer calls to our Helpline. 💚☎️🍏

"In the early days of the pandemic, when I was working on the Helpline, it felt like drinking out of a water hose. The stories are unforgettable: A 90-year-old gentleman who outlived all of his family and had no means to buy groceries. The disabled veteran who kindly asked if he could have groceries delivered. The woman who called from Chicago, worried about her sister battling cancer in Oakland...

At times, when people felt ashamed, I let them know that I too had once been where they were now, and that we were happy to help them." Read more about Katherine's experience responding to COVID-19 in our Community Harvest newsletter. http://bit.ly/2OTPwWl

04/01/2021

🍊Yesterday our Executive Director Suzan Bateson was joined by Safeway and Hormel Foods at our Oakport Drive-Through Distribution in East Oakland. 🧡Together they commemorated the 1 year anniversary of the Oakport distribution and the 6 million pounds of food that have been distributed by our staff and volunteers over the last 12 months.

We are so grateful to every individual, family, and business who has stepped up to support our emergency response efforts. 💪👏🙂 #teamwork #alamedacountystrong #Oakland #BayAreaFoodBanks

We have learned so much in the last year and one thing is clear: our emergency response is far from over. Check out this...
03/31/2021
How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

We have learned so much in the last year and one thing is clear: our emergency response is far from over. Check out this The New York Times piece featuring our friends at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to learn more about the challenges facing organizations like ours and what the future holds.

Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern.

03/26/2021
ACCFB's 500,000th Emergency Food Bag

Maybe this is it, maybe it’s not …but we just got word that volunteers have built the 500,000th emergency food bag! 👏👏👏

Join us in thanking our Volunteers and Volunteer Services staff for reaching this monumental milestone. Over the course of the last 12 months, these Emergency Food Bags have been a key part of our effort to ensure healthy food is safely accessible to all of us here in Alameda County.

While the impact of the pandemic is far from over, we are continuously inspired by and grateful for the wonderful volunteers who show up with a smile on their faces ready to support this community.

🧡🧡🧡 THANK YOU! 🧡🧡🧡

Meet Megan! 🧡"I managed live events for 15 years.I was rehearsing a theater show last March when it became obvious that ...
03/20/2021

Meet Megan! 🧡

"I managed live events for 15 years.

I was rehearsing a theater show last March when it became obvious that events — and my career — would be put on hold. I began volunteering [at ACCFB] in June and then joined as staff in October to run the Oakport drive-through distribution.

We distribute food to 1,100 families every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. From 9 a.m. on we load 50,000 pounds of food a day into clients’ cars.

After one day, I knew this was the 'event' I was supposed to be managing."

Read more about Megan's experience working on the front line of the pandemic in our Community Harvest Newsletter.
👉 bit.ly/2OTPwWl

Meet Megan! 🧡

"I managed live events for 15 years.

I was rehearsing a theater show last March when it became obvious that events — and my career — would be put on hold. I began volunteering [at ACCFB] in June and then joined as staff in October to run the Oakport drive-through distribution.

We distribute food to 1,100 families every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. From 9 a.m. on we load 50,000 pounds of food a day into clients’ cars.

After one day, I knew this was the 'event' I was supposed to be managing."

Read more about Megan's experience working on the front line of the pandemic in our Community Harvest Newsletter.
👉 bit.ly/2OTPwWl

This post, from one year ago, says it all: "This is just the start."On March 16, 2020, the Shelter in Place order had ju...
03/17/2021

This post, from one year ago, says it all: "This is just the start."

On March 16, 2020, the Shelter in Place order had just begun here in the #BayArea but our team and partners were already making moves to ensure folks had safe, dependable access to nutritious food.

Now, a year later, we still have an extraordinary amount of work ahead of us, but ACCFB is at the ready. We can accomplish so much with you because Community is our middle name.

Wow. What a day.
Things are changing rapidly but we're here for each and every step forward. We want to send a HUGE thank you to Ayesha Curry and Stephen Curry, Eat Learn Play Foundation and Revolution Foods who helped us provide 23,000 meals worth of food in Emergency Food Bags through our partners at Oakland Unified School District schools today. This is just the start. Stay healthy and safe.

"Passing the American Rescue Plan is the immediate relief children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County – and across t...
03/11/2021

"Passing the American Rescue Plan is the immediate relief children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County – and across the nation – desperately need … NOW."

Today, Congress passed the latest pandemic relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan. Last week, our Executive Director, Suzan Bateson, was invited by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to share an update on our COVID-19 response and the importance of the American Rescue Plan.

You can read her full statement here: http://bit.ly/3l2G7Yp

We're grateful our nation's senators focused to help neighbors like us during this time by offering a lifeline. Because no one should go hungry in a country as wealthy as America.

"Passing the American Rescue Plan is the immediate relief children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County – and across the nation – desperately need … NOW."

Today, Congress passed the latest pandemic relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan. Last week, our Executive Director, Suzan Bateson, was invited by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to share an update on our COVID-19 response and the importance of the American Rescue Plan.

You can read her full statement here: http://bit.ly/3l2G7Yp

We're grateful our nation's senators focused to help neighbors like us during this time by offering a lifeline. Because no one should go hungry in a country as wealthy as America.

Happy International Women’s Day!The women you see here (and many others) have been on the front lines of our emergency r...
03/09/2021

Happy International Women’s Day!

The women you see here (and many others) have been on the front lines of our emergency response, utilizing their strengths, skills and experience to fight hunger in Alameda County.

Our community and organization have been shaped by the passion, partnership and POWER of many incredible women. Today we honor and celebrate all they have done to fight hunger in our neighborhoods, county, state, and country.

Today we also acknowledge the deep work we still need to do to erase the social and economic disparities among genders. From the gender wage gap to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19, these inequities are caused by deeply rooted systems designed to oppress women, especially women of color.

We will continue to work, together, to emerge from this crisis as a stronger, more resilient and equitable community.

It's been nearly a year since the first shelter-in-place order was issued due to the pandemic. With COVID-related need s...
03/04/2021

It's been nearly a year since the first shelter-in-place order was issued due to the pandemic. With COVID-related need spiking overnight to near untenable levels — and safety concerns creating distribution challenges — we quickly set up our first contactless drive-through in Oakland in March of last year. The first day, we served 28 cars. That quickly grew to 1,000 cars a day. And this week, we hit a major milestone: 5 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED.

We're so grateful for our amazing staff, hardworking volunteers, and for your support as we continue to respond to this crisis. Together, we're making a tremendous impact.

Exciting news: We were voted Best Nonprofit in the East Bay Express's Best of the East Bay edition! 🥳 🎉 It’s a huge hono...
02/26/2021

Exciting news: We were voted Best Nonprofit in the East Bay Express's Best of the East Bay edition! 🥳 🎉 It’s a huge honor to know our community believes in our mission. And it wouldn’t be possible without YOU 🧡 Thanks for your support.

Exciting news: We were voted Best Nonprofit in the East Bay Express's Best of the East Bay edition! 🥳 🎉 It’s a huge honor to know our community believes in our mission. And it wouldn’t be possible without YOU 🧡 Thanks for your support.

“Even with the support that the federal government has provided, our lowest-income Californians have really faced hardsh...
02/24/2021
$600 payments for low-income Californians approved by Legislature

“Even with the support that the federal government has provided, our lowest-income Californians have really faced hardships. It has been much harder on those Californians that are constantly struggling to make ends meet," said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

With many people working less - or not at all - more of us than ever before are experiencing hunger. Even though we’re hopeful for some normalcy this year, we know it’s going to be a long, steep climb out of this crisis for our community. If you or someone you know is in need of groceries - call us at (510) 635-3663.

Millions of low-income Californians will receive direct $600 payments and small...

Have you voted for ACCFB through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving ...
02/22/2021

Have you voted for ACCFB through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to support our emergency response and provide healthy meals: target.com/circle

Have you voted for ACCFB through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to support our emergency response and provide healthy meals: target.com/circle

We're here to tell you that you can eat chocolate for breakfast. Sometimes, you just need to start the day with somethin...
02/13/2021
RECIPE: Nutella & Orange Stuffed French Toast

We're here to tell you that you can eat chocolate for breakfast. Sometimes, you just need to start the day with something special. And, with Valentine's Day falling on a Sunday this year (psst... it's tomorrow!), why not start on a sweet note! We're sharing a recipe that incorporates just the right amount of chocolate that will be true love from the very first bite 😍🤤

Chocolate for breakfast? Yep! Sometimes, you just need to start the day with something a little special. This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday – so why not start on a sweet note. In honor of National Nutella Day on Feb. 5, we’re sharing a recipe that incorporates just the right amount of c...

Every day, we're distributing enough food for 70,000 people. While that is a huge part of who we are as a food bank, pro...
02/12/2021
Advocacy Works

Every day, we're distributing enough food for 70,000 people. While that is a huge part of who we are as a food bank, providing groceries alone won't end hunger. Our advocacy team works with all levels of government to fight hunger, poverty, and racism. Recently, we've won several hard-fought victories in protecting SNAP – a vital anti-hunger program. Read more about our team and how advocacy works 👇👇👇

The sound of cars funneling through the drive-through distribution could be heard in the background as Katherine Avila dialed into the virtual meeting with the assembly member. It was a busy day at this food distribution site that ACCFB had set up at Oakport Street in Oakland. But Katherine, a membe...

We have some big news to share today - an update from our Executive Director, Suzan Bateson:"If you know me at all, you ...
02/10/2021
From our ED: This is not a goodbye

We have some big news to share today - an update from our Executive Director, Suzan Bateson:

"If you know me at all, you know I did not come to this decision lightly – but the timing is right. Yes, later this year, I will be stepping down from the greatest job in the world."

Read her full statement at the link below.

It has always been in the future, so it was easy to put off imagining this announcement. Until today. If you know me at all, you know I did not come to this decision lightly – but the timing is right. Yes, later this year, I will be stepping down from the greatest job in the world. Many

Since inauguration day, the image of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting with knit mittens in a folding chair has popped up in a...
02/06/2021
Chairman Bernie Sanders Cookie *every cookie purchased will include a donation to the Food Bank*

Since inauguration day, the image of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting with knit mittens in a folding chair has popped up in a lot of places – including bakeries! A woman in Southern California got creative and turned the trend into treats. (You might know her from Sugar Rush Christmas on Netflix). The best part? Proceeds benefit our Food Bank! Get your Bernie Sanders cookies here 👇👇👇

This Cookie will not only taste good but it will DO GOOD! Listing is for (1) cookie Vanilla bean sugar cookie (GF) with royal icing Proceeds from sales will be donated (Dairy free option as well, please put note In message to sender) Cookie is roughly 5” x 3”

The public charge rule is an inhumane attack on immigrants and makes it harder for those who use government benefits lik...
02/03/2021

The public charge rule is an inhumane attack on immigrants and makes it harder for those who use government benefits like SNAP to stay in the country and secure residency. It caused fear and led many neighbors to drop their #CalFresh benefits and even stop going to our food distributions.

Our community must be inclusive of everyone, regardless of immigration status. Thanks to President Joe Biden for taking a first step toward reversing the public charge rule. While we applaud yesterday's actions, we have a lot of work left to do to #protectfamilies.

No one should be fearful of accessing a basic human right. We’re here for anyone who’s in need of groceries. Call (510) 635-3663.

The public charge rule is an inhumane attack on immigrants and makes it harder for those who use government benefits like SNAP to stay in the country and secure residency. It caused fear and led many neighbors to drop their #CalFresh benefits and even stop going to our food distributions.

Our community must be inclusive of everyone, regardless of immigration status. Thanks to President Joe Biden for taking a first step toward reversing the public charge rule. While we applaud yesterday's actions, we have a lot of work left to do to #protectfamilies.

No one should be fearful of accessing a basic human right. We’re here for anyone who’s in need of groceries. Call (510) 635-3663.

Thank you, San Francisco Chronicle and Joe Garofoli - SFChronicle, for sharing this important story. Hunger has doubled ...
02/01/2021
Returning to 'normalcy' in Washington means little to Californians who are suffering

Thank you, San Francisco Chronicle and Joe Garofoli - SFChronicle, for sharing this important story.

Hunger has doubled as a result of the pandemic, and we expect to be in COVID relief and recovery well into 2021. Our amazing community partners, like Robert Allen Mercy House at Shiloh Church Oakland, are doing incredible work to ensure all of us have access to healthy food.

There has been a lot of talk about a “return to normalcy” since Joe Biden became...

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

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We have enough food for another 1,000 families!!! Please come!!!
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.