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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

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

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Tax season is here! We know it can be stressful, so we want to make sure you know how to get the help you need, and the ...
03/10/2022

Tax season is here! We know it can be stressful, so we want to make sure you know how to get the help you need, and the most out of your taxes:

📥 Get help with filing: There are a lot of tax help sites in Alameda County to help you file for free, if you qualify. Visit earnitkeepitsaveit.org to find a site, and search by location, languages, and service.
💰 Get the credits you qualify for: You may qualify for the Cal EITC and Young Child Tax Credit, available to certain eligible Californians, including younger workers, those over 65, and those filing a tax return with an ITIN. Residents who made less than $30,000 in 2021 may also be eligible for up to $8,000 in state and federal tax credits.

Visit earnitkeepitsaveit.org to learn more & spread the word! 🗣️

CalFresh is a nutrition program that can help you get healthy food for you and your family. 🥦 🍅 🌽 🍊 Our multilingual Out...
03/07/2022

CalFresh is a nutrition program that can help you get healthy food for you and your family. 🥦 🍅 🌽 🍊 Our multilingual Outreach team helps families and individuals enroll in CalFresh to stretch their food budgets and afford healthy food. In 2021, we're proud to have secured 5.5 million meals for the community through the program!

For more information and to apply for CalFresh, visit 🖥️ FoodNow.Net or ComidaAhora.net, or call 📞510-635-3663 (FOOD). Se habla español. 我們說中文.

“Education, like food, is a basic human right—and directly intersects with our mission.”We stand with OUSD students, fam...
03/04/2022

“Education, like food, is a basic human right—and directly intersects with our mission.”

We stand with OUSD students, families, and school workers in opposing school closures & mergers and demanding safe and racially just schools. These planned school closures continue a legacy of systemic divestment in Black & Brown futures and will disproportionately harm communities of color which are experiencing some of the highest rates of food insecurity in our county.

👉 Read our full statement (and take action!) here: https://www.accfb.org/to-honor-black-history-we-must-invest-in-black-futures/

We're proud to partner with Saba Grocers, an East Bay initiative that is dismantling barriers to increase access to fres...
03/02/2022

We're proud to partner with Saba Grocers, an East Bay initiative that is dismantling barriers to increase access to fresh, nutritious foods. Over the past year, we have been working with Saba to increasingly source fresh, seasonal produce from BIPOC farmers to distribute into the community. In 2021, we spent over $317K on purchasing produce from local BIPOC farmers and look forward to continuing and deepening our investment in growing healthy communities. 🍊🥬

Check out Civil Eats' recent article on all the work Saba Grocers is doing for corner store owners that face issues when acquiring healthy products for their customers: https://bit.ly/3t8ENYr

Did you know? The Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for School Children Program was started right here in Oakland at St. Au...
02/23/2022

Did you know? The Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for School Children Program was started right here in Oakland at St. Augustine’s Church (now St. Andrew’s Missionary Baptist Church) at 27th and West Street in Oakland.

Last year we celebrated a major step towards ending hunger in our community. Governor Newsom signed into law the Universal School Meals Program for all students. It took years of work and collaboration, but how did we get here?

In 1969 the Black Panther Party created the Free Breakfast for School Children Program in Oakland with the radical goal of feeding children before school. By the end of the year, the Panthers had fed over 20,000 children nationwide. In the face of violent opposition, the Panthers pressed forward and successfully focused the national spotlight on the need to feed children so that they can be successful in school.

It has taken over 50 years to make free school meals the law in California. This is a huge win in the fight to end hunger, but we’re just getting started. This Black History Month, let’s acknowledge our roots and celebrate the Black men and women who started us on this path.

So grateful to work in community with leaders like the one and only Ms. Lola Hardy to #UprootHunger in Oakland and beyon...
02/15/2022

So grateful to work in community with leaders like the one and only Ms. Lola Hardy to #UprootHunger in Oakland and beyond 🧡

“I know I am changing people’s lives. As long as I’m able to get up and drive down there, that’s how long I’ll keep doing this.”

Ms. Lola's smiling face is a familiar sight for those who visit Grace Baptist Church’s food pantry in Oakland, CA. As the food pantry director, she spends her days overseeing volunteers, working directly with Alameda County Community Food Bank and making sure everyone leaves with a heaping bag of groceries and a smile on their face.

This Black History Month, we’re highlighting community leaders like Ms. Lola that are making a difference in their communities. We are grateful for their dedication year-round to helping their neighbors in need.

Happy Valentine's Day from Alameda County Community Food Bank! ❤️ 🍎 🧡🍊 💛 🌽 💚 🥬 💜🍇 We've bean thinking about how a-maize-...
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day from Alameda County Community Food Bank!
❤️ 🍎 🧡🍊 💛 🌽 💚 🥬 💜🍇

We've bean thinking about how a-maize-ing our community is, and wanted to let you know we're SO grapeful for your support. Peas excuse the puns, here are some valentines from olive us to you, perfect for sharing with the apple of your eye or your best spuddy! Lettuce know your favorites in the comments below ⬇️

In honor of Black History Month 2022, Alameda County Community Food Bank presents a showcase of Black Excellence: A seri...
02/13/2022

In honor of Black History Month 2022, Alameda County Community Food Bank presents a showcase of Black Excellence: A series of Black-led events to celebrate Black stories, wisdom, joy, community, and power. Come build with us!

📅 Feb 16, 12-1:30pm: “We Let Our Hearts Speak” featuring Powerful Black Voices & Spoken Word Artists. Register at https://bit.ly/BHMFeb16

📅 Feb 18, 12-1:30pm: “Survival Pending Revolution (Solidarity, Not Charity)” a panel discussion reviving the legacy of the Black Panther Party’s Survival Programs as we explore how to move beyond the charity model to build authentic power, community, and sustainable, people-led programs for autonomy in Black communities. Register at: bit.ly/BHMFeb18

📅 Feb 22, 12-1:30pm: “Oakland’s Black and Impactful” featuring Powerful Black Leaders Bringing Change to Our Community. Register at: bit.ly/BHMFeb26

02/11/2022
Volunteers Urgently Needed

⚠️ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ⚠️ Please share!

We’re still experiencing a volunteer shortage, and we need your help. Our most urgent needs are:

🚗 Food sorting and vehicle loading at ACCFB Drive-Through Pantry at 69th, especially Wednesdays
🍏 Warehouse food sorting, especially Tuesdays (Half-day shifts for groups and individuals available)
🏡 Home delivery drivers
🤝 Assisting partner organizations (greatest need in Berkeley, Oakland, and Hayward. Contact [email protected] for more information)

🙋 🗣️ Sign up and spread the word! Visit accfb.org/volunteer.

Note: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and vaccine boosters are strongly encouraged. Visit our accfb.org/volunteer for additional safety information.

Need food? Visit our Drive-Through Pantry located at 999 69th Avenue in Oakland. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fr...
02/10/2022

Need food? Visit our Drive-Through Pantry located at 999 69th Avenue in Oakland. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9AM-1:30PM.

Mondays and Fridays have the shortest wait times — typically 15 mins to get in and out! IDs are not needed and we welcome those that are helping transport food to their neighbors, friends, family, or to anyone in need.

For more information on the new location and other drive-through food pantries near you, visit FoodNow.Net or ComidaAhora.net, or call 510-635-3663 (FOOD). Se habla español. 我們說中文.

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02/05/2022
What we're reading to remember, honor, and celebrate Black History Month

This month, we are remembering, honoring, and celebrating Black History.

We've rounded up staff suggestions of powerful books by Black authors, and other voices working to end racism, to read throughout the month and beyond. 📚 It's no secret that the ACCFB team LOVES books, from nonfiction to novels, poetry to picture books. If you'd like to learn and read with us, we've got some recommendations on where to start: https://bit.ly/3ruJQmp

Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧🧨🐯 Festivities are in full swing and for many that celebrate, there is a special emphasis on enjo...
02/01/2022

Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧🧨🐯

Festivities are in full swing and for many that celebrate, there is a special emphasis on enjoying “lucky” foods to usher in good fortune for the year.

Many citrus varieties are considered symbols of luck, abundance, and good fortune. Because the Chinese word for tangerine sounds like "luck" and the word for orange sounds like "wealth," the fruits are prized and frequently displayed as decoration and presented as gifts. The round shapes and golden hues of citrus also symbolize fullness and wealth. Wholeness is another important concept during the Lunar New Year-- symbolizing a good beginning and end to the year, but also the completion in work and life. Citrus fruits are typically presented with the leaves and stems still on them, ensuring wholeness and balance. 🍊

Our volunteers are celebrating by adding new year wishes on paper tangerines to our beautifully decorated tree in the Community Engagement Center! Do you celebrate Lunar New Year? What are your favorite recipes or traditions you love partaking in? Share in the comments below!

Check out some of the beautiful produce we recently offered at the ACCFB Drive-Through at 69th Distribution! Did you kno...
01/31/2022

Check out some of the beautiful produce we recently offered at the ACCFB Drive-Through at 69th Distribution! Did you know that celery is a great source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidant nutrients? It makes for a convenient on-the-go snack or incorporated into stir-fries and salads. What are some of your favorite ways to use celery?

We’re a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks network, which distributed  1.1  billion  pounds of  fo...
01/29/2022

We’re a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks network, which distributed 1.1 billion pounds of food last year — about 917 million meals. Together, we can end hunger in California. Join us at EveryonetotheTable.org.

As our community gets ready for Lunar New Year next week we wanted to share this great article from The Oaklandside abou...
01/29/2022
In Chinatown and Little Saigon, small businesses get ready for Lunar New Year

As our community gets ready for Lunar New Year next week we wanted to share this great article from The Oaklandside about how many local businesses are gearing up! 🍊 🐅 🎆 How will you be celebrating this year?

From the kumquat trees at Kelly Smoke Shop to the bahn tet at Pho Vy, local businesses have been a big part of many Oaklanders’ celebrations.

Thanks to the generosity of partners in our community, making a difference is easy! Did you know when you sign up for Sp...
01/27/2022

Thanks to the generosity of partners in our community, making a difference is easy! Did you know when you sign up for Sports Basement's Basementeer program, you can choose to support Alameda County Community Food Bank? Then, whether you're getting ready to hit the slopes, explore the outdoors this Summer, or go on a jog in your neighborhood, 10% of profits from your purchase will go back to the Food Bank and our community (plus you get 10% off). ⛷️ 🚵 🏞️ 🏊 🧗

Sign up at your local Sports Basement or online: https://bit.ly/3G1MlAp. If you're already signed up, you can check where your support is going next time you're at the register!

Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is quickly approaching on Feb.1st, and we’ve already begun to decorate the tree ...
01/26/2022

Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is quickly approaching on Feb.1st, and we’ve already begun to decorate the tree in our Community Engagement Center (CEC)! 🏮 🍊🧧🧨Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia and across the globe by millions of people. It signals the beginning of spring, and the start of a new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar with festivities running until Feb. 15th. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger 🐯!

Do you celebrate Lunar New Year? What are your favorite recipes or traditions you love partaking in? Do you have a favorite memory of celebrating with friends or family? Please come and share what Lunar New Year means to you next time you’re in the CEC! Not signed up for a volunteer shift yet? Sign up today at accfb.org/volunteer!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So why not start your morning with Peanut Butter and Banana Pock...
01/21/2022

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So why not start your morning with Peanut Butter and Banana Pockets? 🍌🧡🥜 They combine three favorites: peanut butter, bananas, and tortillas to make the perfect way to start your day. (Plus, check out all that dietary fiber!😍)

We're grateful to partner with folks like the Safeway Foundation who, through their #NourishingNeighbors Breakfast for Kids grant, help ensure that all of our children have the nutrition they need to grow, learn and thrive.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” These words and other messages from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gree...
01/20/2022

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.”

These words and other messages from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. greeted folks from communities across Alameda County in our warehouse on Monday for MLK Day of Service. After pausing the event in 2021 we were thrilled to bring this day of service back to the Food Bank!

As a nation still working to realize Dr. King's dream 59 years after his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the holiday is truly special for our community and serves as a day of remembrance, reflection, as well as service for many of us.

It was a day of community connection and good ol' fashioned elbow grease. A HUGE thank you to the 68 people who joined us, masked, vaccinated, and socially distanced, to pack nearly 19,000 lbs of produce!

Read Executive Director Regi Young's letter of reflection of what it means to him and our community to honor Dr. King: https://www.accfb.org/in-honor-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

Food banks across the Bay Area, including ACCFB, are experiencing a “sudden and extreme” shortage of volunteers, more th...
01/19/2022
Bay Area food banks experiencing ‘alarming’ volunteer shortages

Food banks across the Bay Area, including ACCFB, are experiencing a “sudden and extreme” shortage of volunteers, more than usual for this time of year. Local food banks are serving an estimated one million people every month and volunteers are critical to ensuring that we can keep up with demand.

Read more from KRON 4 News: https://bit.ly/3FA9c60

Ready to help? 🙋 Sign up to volunteer at accfb.org/volunteer.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Five major Bay Area food banks are calling on the public to help after all the nonprofits reported “alarming” volunteer shortages in their warehouse…

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Livermoron Brew Crawl & Food Drive is back on! Check out the details on our website at lvcbf.com/brewcrawl/ . Once again our amazing Livermore breweries will collaborate on a new special brew and as always, proceeds from this event support the Alameda County Community Food Bank , helping them fight food insecurity in our communities. Livermoron IPA will be served up that night at a few select venues listed below. This is a free event! Come down to try the beer, hang out with friends, and help us collect food & money for those in need. Whether you are crawling down First St. on the 17th or not, join our drawing for fantastic beer-tastic prizes by donating to the Alameda County Community Food Bank by going to https://livermore.beer/ and clicking the Donate button anytime between now and noon on February 18th. Beer for good never tasted so good! Make sure to follow us on social media for more updates! #beerforgood #livermorebeer #beercrawl #beerevents #beerlover #craftbeer #beercollab #ipa #freshbeer #independentbeer #bayareabeer #norcalbeer #livermoronipa
On February 17th, join the crawl in Downtown Livermore! Livermoron IPA will be served up at 7 downtown Livermore venues. Come down to try the beer 🍺, hang out with friends, and help us collect food & money for those in need. If you’re crawling down First St on Feb 17th, join our drawing where you can win amazing beer-tastic prizes! 😃 This event is free to join. Stop by your favorite participating downtown Livermore locations and maybe even a spot you are not as familiar with, have a pint and donate to the Alameda County Community Food Bank . Proceeds from each Livermoron IPA you drink will also go to the ACC Food Bank. 👉🏼For more info on this event, head over to https://lvcbf.com/brewcrawl/ Beer for good never tasted so good! #livermoron #livermoronbeercollab #livermorebeercollab #bayareabeer #bayareabeerevents #craftbeer #sfbeerweek2022 #freshbeer #independentbeer #livermorebeer #beerforgood #fooddrive #alamedacountyfoodbank #beercrawl #livermore #livermoronipa
Yesterday I honored #MLKDayofService by volunteering at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Food insecurity has always been an issue in Oakland, but since the pandemic began we have seen THOUSANDS more people depending on food banks for support. Find out how you can help at https://www.accfb.org/give/
Gratitude to all who celebrated MLK Jr's birthday by volunteering. We were proud to join Alameda County Community Food Bank, Higher Ground, The Original Scraper Bike Team, Alpha Phi Alpha, Oakland Tech students, and many others in serving our community. 🙏🏻
Recently, we have been sharing a lot about volunteer opportunities, and we are not alone. Food Banks across the Bay Area are seeing unprecedented volunteer shortages. Now more than ever, your community is counting on YOU to make a difference. Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift and spread the word by sharing our posts. volunteer.foodbankccs.org/urgentneeds Redwood Empire Food Bank Alameda County Community Food Bank Second Harvest of Silicon Valley San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Feeding America
It was a big year here at Martie...it was our first year! As we reflect back, we want to share our impact for 2021 and our outlook for 2022. Thank you for being part of our journey. And very excited to partner with Alameda County Community Food Bank ! Read more at our website: https://martie.com/blogs/news/2021-its-a-wrap #martie #nofoodwaste #impact #thankyou
Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes millions of healthy meals every year, and is on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty. They partner with more than 200 food pantries, hot-meal programs, senior centers and other non-profits to distribute millions of pounds of food every year. Each of their partner agencies has its own mission, tailoring their services to meet the unique needs of the community. Thank you for all that you do and we are so proud that you are part of our #CDSCommunity! If your organization uses our services and you want your organization to be highlighted, tag us City Data Services, use our #CDSCommunity tag, or email us! - #CityDataServices #GrantandLoanManagement, #CDBG, #HOME, #EconomicDevelopment, #SmartCities, #SmartCounties #PublicServicesManagement, #AffordableHousingManagement, #RemoteGrantManagement, #NonProfitGrants, #NonProfitLoanManagement, #HUDreporting, #IDISReporting, #LoanManagement,#ApplicationManagement, #RemoteReporting #Reports, #Applications, #HousingMonitoring, #Compliance, #PortfolioManagement,#DataManagement, #CDBGManagementSoftware, #DataManagementSoftware
Since the start of the pandemic, the Proctor Elementary PTA community has stepped up by hosting a regular food distribution for Alameda County Community Food Bank in Castro Valley. Thanks to all the volunteers who provided food to 180 families today. And shoutout to Brad Pyles for his sustaining leadership of this effort. #UpRootHunger
On the twelfth and final day of #ChristmasWithTheCurrys 🎄, our co-founder Stephen Curry rode in our new Eat. Learn. Play. Bus to make a special visit to an organization that has done as much as any to serve our community during a time when food insecurity in Oakland has risen to 37% – the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Since the start of the pandemic, the food bank has provided enough fresh, quality food to serve 70,000 people daily in our community. Behind that incredible number is a team of staff members and volunteers who deserve a little extra holiday cheer. Knowing how vital their work continues to be, we were thrilled to announce a $2.5 million contribution, in partnership with our amazing partners at Workday and Kaiser Permanente Thrive to Alameda County Community Food Bank to support their work keeping our community fed during the holiday season and into the new year. Special thank you to the Golden State Warriors and Oakland Athletics for their support! #HappyHolidays #GivingandGratitude
Today, it’s day ten of 12 Days of #ChristmasWithThe Currys, and we brought our Eat. Learn. Play. Bus to Liberation Park in East Oakland to surprise our friends at the Black Cultural Zone with a day of presents, fun, holiday celebration, and roller-skating! Black Cultural Zone has been, an incredible partner to Eat. Learn. Play. throughout the pandemic and has done a great job as a community builder and advocate for families by ensuring that Black arts and culture remain vibrant and thriving in Oakland. So, we gathered some of our best partners and volunteers to help put on a big, amazing holiday celebration for this community. All families in attendance received big gift boxes filled with gift cards, food, books, clothes, and other presents to brighten their holidays! Thank you, Black Cultural Zone for all the transformative work you do for our community each day, and a special thank you to all our incredible partners, FTX, Lineage Logistics, Golden State Warriors, Whole Foods Market, Lyft, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland Literacy Coalition, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Oakland Public Library, Community Kitchens, and our many local supporters for making this a day that kids and families will never forget. #HappyHolidays #GivingandGratitude
This fall, URSA decided to help give back to the East Bay community by volunteering. Our players helped to clean up the East Bay Park, sort and package food at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and volunteer at other local organizations. We are fortunate enough to be able to attend university and play ultimate, and we express that gratitude by giving back to those who are less fortunate. Volunteering your time is an amazing way to give back to your community, help those in need, and help give perspective on your privilege as an individual. We encourage everyone who supports us to join URSA and support their community— the holidays are a perfect time to start! Check our Instagram story for Bay Area volunteering opportunities!
We’re honored to announce that we’ll be hosting a Virtual Food Drive in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Last year, Atlas residents raised enough to feed over 2,000 people — that was before we were even 50% occupied! This year we hope to surpass that goal. Any and all donations are impactful when it comes to surpassing the incredible achievements of last year, as just $1 provides two nutritious meals to children, adults, and seniors in need. To add a bit of spice, we've made this a competition between our High Rise and Mid Rise Towers, so get your game faces on, Atlas residents! The link to donate is below, and the drive will run until January 9, 2021. Thank you in advance for your support. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season! https://www.vfd-accfb.org/grouphome.aspx?ID=8084 #AtlasOakland #FoodDrive #HappyHolidays