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.
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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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Covid-19 Rent Relief is HERE! 🏠✔️Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19? ✔️Are you a landlord who has e...
07/29/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Covid-19 Rent Relief is HERE! 🏠
✔️Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19?
✔️Are you a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent?

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS ERAP)! Find out more at accfb.org/erap

Covid-19 Rent Relief is HERE! Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19? Are you a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent? ACHS

“The food programming is really not slowing down – the support is. If that maintains for a while, we will be in trouble....
07/27/2021
Food pantries in Berkeley and Alameda County still need your help

“The food programming is really not slowing down – the support is. If that maintains for a while, we will be in trouble.” Michael Altfest, director of community engagement and marketing at ACCFB, and our incredible agency partners Dorothy Day House and Berkeley Food Network, are concerned about dwindling support for our community. Read more on Berkeleyside: https://www.berkeleyside.org/2021/07/25/food-pantries-berkeley-alameda-county-dip-in-support

Berkeley and Alameda County food providers are worried about donations shriveling as more people view the pandemic as having ended.

Let's give a hand for our our stellar volunteers who've been helping us every week for the last YEAR!! 👏 Thank you to An...
07/25/2021

Let's give a hand for our our stellar volunteers who've been helping us every week for the last YEAR!! 👏 Thank you to Antosh Gazel, Diana Larson, Doris Vaughn, Greg Bellas, Jeannie Dey, Jeff San Gabriel, Jia Tan, Kathy Parker, Kirsten Setterholm, Leon Muraro, Nicole Glass, Tom Adkisson and Ward Kanowsky for their incredible dedication to our community.

At the outset of the pandemic, many of ACCFB’s needs for volunteer assistance were met by Disaster Service Workers assigned to us by Alameda County. By June 2020, those county and city workers returned to their jobs. To keep up with urgent need, we asked community members to step in for full days on a weekly basis. Thirteen of the volunteers who answered that first call over a year ago are still working one or more weekly shifts to THIS DAY (pictured here)!

Interest in joining? Visit https://accfb.org/volunteer!

Let's give a hand for our our stellar volunteers who've been helping us every week for the last YEAR!! 👏 Thank you to Antosh Gazel, Diana Larson, Doris Vaughn, Greg Bellas, Jeannie Dey, Jeff San Gabriel, Jia Tan, Kathy Parker, Kirsten Setterholm, Leon Muraro, Nicole Glass, Tom Adkisson and Ward Kanowsky for their incredible dedication to our community.

At the outset of the pandemic, many of ACCFB’s needs for volunteer assistance were met by Disaster Service Workers assigned to us by Alameda County. By June 2020, those county and city workers returned to their jobs. To keep up with urgent need, we asked community members to step in for full days on a weekly basis. Thirteen of the volunteers who answered that first call over a year ago are still working one or more weekly shifts to THIS DAY (pictured here)!

Interest in joining? Visit https://accfb.org/volunteer!

Big thanks to Lucky Supermarkets for their donation of 20,193 pounds of shelf stable food that went out to our Tri Valle...
07/23/2021

Big thanks to Lucky Supermarkets for their donation of 20,193 pounds of shelf stable food that went out to our Tri Valley agencies, like the Muslim Community Center! ⁠
#LuckyCA #LuckyCAPleasanton

Check the mail for your P-EBT card—there are no downsides to using it! Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, is a federal program desi...
07/21/2021

Check the mail for your P-EBT card—there are no downsides to using it! Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, is a federal program designed to give eligible families with children extra money for groceries. It DOES NOT affect your immigration status, other food benefits, or taxed income. It's just extra money for food to help families during an extra hard time. Get answers or check your account balance at (877) 328-9677. Learn more at ca.p-ebt.org

Revise su correo para recibir su tarjeta de transferencia electronica de beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT). No hay inconvenientes en el uso. La EBT durante la pandemia, o P-EBT, es un programa federal para dar dinero adicional para alimentos a familias elegibles con hijos. No afecta su situación migratoria, otros beneficios de alimentos ni sus ingresos gravados. Es simplemente dinero adicional para alimentos que ayuda a las familias durante una época inusualmente difícil. Obtenga respuestas o revise el saldo de su cuenta llamando al (877) 328-9677. Obtenga más información en ca.p-ebt.org.

Here's what ELSE you need to know about the P-EBT card coming in the mail:
👉Does NOT require an application.
👉 Every child gets their own card
👉Accepted at most grocery stores, farmers
markets, and online food retailers.
👉Cards are mailed out in
groups based on age and first name.
Children 0–6 years old start getting cards
in early July. Cards for students TK–12th
grade begin mailing in September.
👉Cards are automatically reloaded
👉Cards DO expire. Make sure you use them at least once every year!

Thank you to our powerful group of community advocates and volunteers who amplify all our voices and further our vision ...
07/19/2021

Thank you to our powerful group of community advocates and volunteers who amplify all our voices and further our vision of a hunger-free community. Last week Governor Newsom signed the 2021-22 State Budget, and it implements a number of major programs and reforms that will help our community, including:

👉School Meals for All – the Universal School Meals Program will provide free breakfast and lunch to all K-12 public school students. California is one of the first two states in the nation to implement universal school meals!
👉Improve Access to CalFresh – simplifies CalFresh applications for older adults and people living with disabilities.
👉Dignity for SSI Recipients – an increase of the State Supplementary Payment (SSP) grant by $36/month, restoring half the cuts from 2009. The intention is to restore the remaining 50% in the 2022-23 budget year.
👉Food For All Campaign – Nutrition benefits for all ineligible for CalFresh solely due to immigration status.

Uprooting hunger is no easy task, but the movement is clearly stronger with you in it. Thank you to everyone who has lent their voice. If you haven’t already, please consider joining us as an advocate: https://www.accfb.org/advocacy/

Thank you to our powerful group of community advocates and volunteers who amplify all our voices and further our vision of a hunger-free community. Last week Governor Newsom signed the 2021-22 State Budget, and it implements a number of major programs and reforms that will help our community, including:

👉School Meals for All – the Universal School Meals Program will provide free breakfast and lunch to all K-12 public school students. California is one of the first two states in the nation to implement universal school meals!
👉Improve Access to CalFresh – simplifies CalFresh applications for older adults and people living with disabilities.
👉Dignity for SSI Recipients – an increase of the State Supplementary Payment (SSP) grant by $36/month, restoring half the cuts from 2009. The intention is to restore the remaining 50% in the 2022-23 budget year.
👉Food For All Campaign – Nutrition benefits for all ineligible for CalFresh solely due to immigration status.

Uprooting hunger is no easy task, but the movement is clearly stronger with you in it. Thank you to everyone who has lent their voice. If you haven’t already, please consider joining us as an advocate: https://www.accfb.org/advocacy/

This day marks one year since the passing of John Lewis. Join us in honoring him by urging your senator to support the #...
07/17/2021
Tell Your Senators to Pass the For the People Act

This day marks one year since the passing of John Lewis. Join us in honoring him by urging your senator to support the #ForthePeopleAct: https://bit.ly/3rbqCQO

Tell Your Senators to Pass the For the People Act Make sure to check the "Email Opt-in" box in order to keep receiving Advocacy Action Alerts from ACCFB. Whether through our Census and election outreach, proposition endorsements or candidate forums, our democracy work is critical to our mission...

There is no simple way to end hunger in Alameda County, but food rescue is a key part to the solution. 🥕🚚🌎 Learn how the...
07/16/2021
Food for Thought: The Future of Food Recovery

There is no simple way to end hunger in Alameda County, but food rescue is a key part to the solution. 🥕🚚🌎 Learn how the addition of two hybrid trucks will allow our Food Rescue program to both feed and protect our community. https://www.accfb.org/food-for-thought-food-recovery-program/

In this month’s Food for Thought blog we dive into the wild world of our Food Recovery Program (FRP)! Our program connects retailers, who have excess food, with our partner organizations in the community, to make sure food is eaten and not wasted. Before we dig into FRP let’s step back and

We urgently need your help! We're looking for volunteers for our Home Delivery program, in our warehouse & more! Sign up...
07/14/2021

We urgently need your help! We're looking for volunteers for our Home Delivery program, in our warehouse & more! Sign up today: www.accfb.org/volunteer

🚗 Volunteer as a Home Delivery Driver! 3 hour shifts are available on Tuesdays and Fridays and teams of 2 people are encouraged. Volunteer drivers pick up food from the Food Bank, choose from the available routes, and then deliver nutritious food boxes to the community. Volunteers with SUVs or trucks are in high need!

📦 Volunteer in Our Warehouse: Summer fruit 🍒 is here and we still need help THIS Friday! Volunteer shifts in our Oakland warehouse are essential to our daily impact. You’ll sort fresh produce, prepare emergency food boxes, and help our agency partners shop and load their cars with food.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Volunteer as a Group: We're looking for groups of 5 or more adults on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We’re thrilled to offer an impactful way to get your work team, friends, roommates, pod reunion, sports team, or club together and do good for the community you are part of.

Sign up for your shift here: https://www.accfb.org/volunteer/

We urgently need your help! We're looking for volunteers for our Home Delivery program, in our warehouse & more! Sign up today: www.accfb.org/volunteer

🚗 Volunteer as a Home Delivery Driver! 3 hour shifts are available on Tuesdays and Fridays and teams of 2 people are encouraged. Volunteer drivers pick up food from the Food Bank, choose from the available routes, and then deliver nutritious food boxes to the community. Volunteers with SUVs or trucks are in high need!

📦 Volunteer in Our Warehouse: Summer fruit 🍒 is here and we still need help THIS Friday! Volunteer shifts in our Oakland warehouse are essential to our daily impact. You’ll sort fresh produce, prepare emergency food boxes, and help our agency partners shop and load their cars with food.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Volunteer as a Group: We're looking for groups of 5 or more adults on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We’re thrilled to offer an impactful way to get your work team, friends, roommates, pod reunion, sports team, or club together and do good for the community you are part of.

Sign up for your shift here: https://www.accfb.org/volunteer/

As you may have seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, the vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum is now closed, but on ...
07/13/2021
'There is no vaccine for hunger.' Bay Area demand for food help remains high

As you may have seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, the vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum is now closed, but on the other side of 880 the line of cars at ou our Oakport drive-through food distribution is growing. While vaccinations have lifted some of the weight of the pandemic, the economic impact is FAR from over. Read more:⁠ https://bit.ly/36t3GTI

There many ways to GET and GIVE support with #ACCFB:⁠

📢 Double your donation! A generous group of supporters is matching all donations up to $100,000 before 11:59 on July 15th. Your donation will ensure that we all continue to have access to healthy food.

📢 We need volunteers! Visit accfb.org/volunteer to sign up to help at our warehouse and around Alameda County. We especially need folks Wednesday and Friday afternoons THIS WEEK.

📢 We're here to help! Whether you need some groceries to help stretch your budget or help to sign up for CalFresh - we're here for you. Just visit foodnow.net for info.

#CommunityIsOurMiddleName #UpRootHunger #EndHunger #FoodForAll #Helpers #VolunteersNeeded #GiveBack #EmergeStronger

Residents continue to seek help from food banks and CalFresh, the state’s version of...

Oaklandish  recently featured Dr. César Cruz, cofounder of Homies Empowerment Program/Adelante , a nonprofit community d...
07/11/2021
We are Oaklandish: Dr. Cesar A. Cruz, Homies Empowerment

Oaklandish recently featured Dr. César Cruz, cofounder of Homies Empowerment Program/Adelante , a nonprofit community development organization started in Oakland 11 years ago—and one of our agency partners. Check out this video highlighting Homies Empowerment's work in our community. "It is about growing hope from the bottom up, nurturing it out of cracks in the concrete," César says. https://oaklandish.com/blogs/news/cesar-cruz

By every practical measure, César Cruz is a remarkable success story. He's an academic, author, public speaker, youth organizer, gang intervention specialist, and teacher. César holds a B.A. in history from UC Berkeley and was the first Mexican immigrant male to receive a doctorate in Educational ...

07/08/2021
49ers 2021 Community Day presented by Pepsi

#49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair helped us distribute 3,750 meals, 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, 1,000 boxes of produce and weekly groceries, and more to the community. "It's been over a year since we've been able to volunteer in person, something I'm really passionate about." Watch for more on Azeez's Community Day experience and consider giving back as a volunteer! https://www.accfb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Summer means stone fruit and, in the East Bay, stone fruit means Frog Hollow Farm. 🧡 Last week, the kind folks at Frog H...
07/07/2021

Summer means stone fruit and, in the East Bay, stone fruit means Frog Hollow Farm. 🧡 Last week, the kind folks at Frog Hollow Farm donated 7200 lbs of beautiful Golden Sweet Apricots .🍑 These delightfully flavorful fruits are already headed out the door to organizations like Faith Visionary, East Oakland Multi Purpose Senior Center and Telegraph Community Center. These organizations, like all of the 420+ partner organizations in our network, work tirelessly to ensure we all have access to fresh, healthy and delicious food.

#TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork #UprootHunger #StoneFruitSeason #FrogHollowFarm #NutritiousAndDelicious #BayAreaEats #Apricot #AlamedaCountyCommunityFoodBank

Summer means stone fruit and, in the East Bay, stone fruit means Frog Hollow Farm. 🧡 Last week, the kind folks at Frog Hollow Farm donated 7200 lbs of beautiful Golden Sweet Apricots .🍑 These delightfully flavorful fruits are already headed out the door to organizations like Faith Visionary, East Oakland Multi Purpose Senior Center and Telegraph Community Center. These organizations, like all of the 420+ partner organizations in our network, work tirelessly to ensure we all have access to fresh, healthy and delicious food.

#TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork #UprootHunger #StoneFruitSeason #FrogHollowFarm #NutritiousAndDelicious #BayAreaEats #Apricot #AlamedaCountyCommunityFoodBank

#WarehouseWednesday 📦  Check it out! We received 600 cases of bitter melon from a new Yemeni vendor, Saba. What is bitte...
07/01/2021

#WarehouseWednesday 📦 Check it out! We received 600 cases of bitter melon from a new Yemeni vendor, Saba.

What is bitter melon? Originally from Africa, it's a subtropical vining plant commonly found in Asian, African, and Caribbean cuisine. This specific variety is Chinese and 330 pounds have already gone out through our Oakport drive-through distribution, Mercy Brown Bag Program , Hope 4 The Heart , Native American Health Center, and other partners across the county!

Alameda County, one of the most culturally and economic diverse communities in the state, is known for its rich and vibrant food culture so our sourcing team works hard to ensure our produce inventory is as diverse as the community we are part of.

Did you know that we distributed almost 20 MILLION pounds of fresh produce last fiscal year from our East Oakland wareho...
06/28/2021
Food for Thought: PRODUCE

Did you know that we distributed almost 20 MILLION pounds of fresh produce last fiscal year from our East Oakland warehouse! 🍒🥑 Read more in our first installment of our new blog series “Food For Thought” which will cover all of the nutritious and delicious food that we source and distribute across Alameda County.

Thank you to @Disney for their generous produce grant, helping us continue to offer one of the key ingredients to our mission.

Produce In case you don’t know this about ACCFB yet, we want to make it clear: We LOVE produce. So much so that back in 2005 we were the first food bank in the country to stop distributing soda by replacing that food with fresh produce. Fast forward to 16 years later and we

06/23/2021
Payment Assistance Overview

Are you behind on your PG&E bills? There's help! AMP is a debt forgiveness program that you can enroll in to help reduce your unpaid bills with PG&E. Call PG&E at 1 (800) 743-5000, to see if you qualify and get support on your energy and gas bill! Visit pge.com/amp for details.

Thanks to our wonderful partners at East Bay Community Energy!

Group volunteer opportunities are BACK!! ✨ We're looking for groups of 5 or more adults on Tuesday and Thursday afternoo...
06/21/2021

Group volunteer opportunities are BACK!! ✨ We're looking for groups of 5 or more adults on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons! For more info: https://www.accfb.org/get-involved/volunteer/. More opportunities coming soon! We’re thrilled to offer an impactful way to get your team together and do good for the community you are part of. 🍏🥕🥬

We can’t wait to welcome back folks like Wells Fargo & Abbott (pictured here volunteering in 2019 and 2018). Thank you for your generous support of the Food Bank and we’ll see your smiling faces soon at our warehouse in East Oakland! 😀💕

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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

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(510) 635-3663

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I created the Albany COVIDart Project to encourage artists (all ages, mediums, levels) in the Albany community to make art for philanthropy- please vote for the art ($5 min) and the money raised will be donated to the ACCFB and Mercy Brown Bag! The voting ends on May 15 and then we will have an art auction to support the ACCFB and Mercy Brown Bag! Please see the "contest" on the website menu to view the art and to vote. Thank you!
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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/
Help the Food Banks! Join the home music/dance party. Have fun, listen to great music, dance if you want, and donate!!! We are trying to raise $10,000 for our food banks!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/658083005032352/ #LyVyB #DSVRotary #Rotary5160 #Rotary5150 #Rotary5170 #Rotary
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??