Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Willson

                        Every month, thousands of volunteers come through our doors to help sort food. But there are more ways to help. Emily Willson, 24, is a recent Cal State East Bay graduate and a community ambassador at Alameda County Social Services. As a volunteer […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Edlyn

This past Wednesday, Edlyn Countee woke bright and early to join us on a bus to Sacramento for Hunger Action Day. With eloquence and conviction, Edlyn led a group of community members into legislators’ offices to educate them on the reality of hunger and poverty in Alameda County. Not only is she a fierce community […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: “Speedy” Gonzales

As a veteran of the National Guard and Special Forces, Felipe “Speedy” Gonzales is a true warrior. But at age 84, he now fights a battle that no one should have to face — Felipe fights hunger. Despite difficulty walking, he stands in food lines twice a week to help make ends meet. Thanks to […]

All In to End Hunger 2020

On January 28, 2015, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan — in addition to representatives from food justice coalitions, other feeding organizations, legislator’s offices, and more — gathered in our Food Bank’s Community Engagement Center to launch “All In to End Hunger 2020”.   This new initiative, a key component of Supervisor Chan’s new war on […]

8th Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Friday, December 12, advocates, agency representatives, and legislators joined us for the Food Bank’s 8th Annual Legislative Breakfast. This year, we gathered to explore new findings on local hunger and poverty, and discuss policy agendas for the upcoming year. Over a delicious meal catered by member agency St. Vincent de Paul, our Advocacy team […]