About Us

CEC-orangesAlameda County Community Food Bank has been in business since 1985 ... with a vision toward a day when we can go out of business. We are the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for 240 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County. In 2012, the Food Bank distributed 23.2 million pounds of food, 53% of it fresh fruits and vegetables.

Since moving into our permanent facility near the Oakland Airport in 2005 and leading the national food bank movement for a ban on the distribution of carbonated beverages, the Food Bank has ramped up distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables by more than 1,000%.

What We Do

Through a network of 240 strategically placed member agencies - food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care centers, senior centers, after-school programs and other community-based organizations -– the Food Bank distributes enough food for 380,000 meals weekly.

Our systematic approach to alleviating hunger includes:

A nonprofit organization, the Alameda County Community Food Bank affiliations include Feeding America, California Association of Food Banks and the California Hunger Action Coalition.