Three Ideas to Get Your Fundraising Creative Juices Flowing

So, you want to support the Food Bank. You want to pitch in, raise some money, and feel good about helping provide healthy food for our neighbors who rely on the Food Bank. Now all you need is the perfect idea. We’ve been astounded by the amazing ways people have decided to support us: From […]

Our Post-Election Commitment to Fight for What We Believe

Update: Join us for our Day of Unity and Action on Jan. 20, inauguration day. Come sort food for our community, and take part in a special advocacy workshop. The results of the election have left many people feeling uncertain. On behalf of our entire Alameda County Community Food Bank community—especially the 311,000 of our neighbors […]

Giving From Your IRA

Did you know you can make a tax-free gift straight from your IRA to Alameda County Community Food Bank? The IRA Charitable Rollover is an excellent opportunity to make a gift from an asset that may otherwise be subject to multiple levels of taxation. This gift also counts towards your yearly required minimum distribution (or […]

Triple Match = Triple Impact

Angie and Keyla, ages 6 and 9, at our Mobile Pantry. There’s more than just food in a bag of groceries. For the families we serve, inside is the fuel to focus in science class, or the nutrition to stay healthy during cold and flu season. It’s about meeting the basics to focus on what’s […]

Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year!


Alameda County Community Food Bank named Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year! It is with our sincerest gratitude to our contributors, volunteers, partner agencies, and entire Alameda County community that we announce Alameda County Community Food Bank has been named Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year! Announced at Feeding America’s annual […]

Protein Matching Gift Challenge

2-year old Jesus and his mom Julieta

A peanut butter sandwich without peanut butter? A dinner plate with only potatoes and peas? Removing one important food group turns a hearty meal or healthy snack into … well, not much at all. A meal lacking in protein always seems to be “missing something,” no matter how nutritious the rest might be. But protein […]

Together We Can: A Volunteer Fundraising Challenge


Year-round, our corps of dedicated volunteers embrace all aspects of the Food Bank’s work. Donning name-tags and Food Bank T-shirts, over 13,000 individuals sort fresh produce in the warehouse, hand-address hundreds upon hundreds of envelopes, support our Food Drive efforts, register voters at agency distributions, staff fundraising events, presentations, fairs, and more. You are critical […]

#GivingTuesday SCORES!


Thanks to the incredible generosity of friends like YOU on #GivingTuesday, we raised the equivalent of nearly 300,000 meals for children, adults and seniors in Alameda County! This provides more than 800 families of four with a month’s worth of healthy food. From morning until midnight, you responded to our call — forwarding emails to […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Ending Child Hunger


This week, we’re proud to share with you Ending Child Hunger, a brand new video about the children we serve, and the bold steps we’re taking to make sure they’re hunger-free – all year long! A special thank you to the generosity and talent of Mortarotti Ramirez Productions and Christa Gatewood. 30 Years, 30 Stories […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Jade


Every year, Jade’s family helps us nourish our community through financial contributions. On top of Mom and Dad’s efforts, Jade also pitches in! She puts half of her allowance into her Tzedaka container and donates the contents to our Food Bank. This summer, she was especially thrilled to find out that her spare change would […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Homeruns for Hunger

For the fourth year in a row, 1st United Services Credit Union and 95.7 The Game have partnered in Homeruns for Hunger, supporting our neighbors in need by donating $50 to our Food Bank for every Oakland A’s homerun! This week, we were excited to welcome show host Chris Townsend and friends from 1st USCU […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Alonzo

5-year-old Alonzo enjoys a crunchy apple from our Mobile Pantry

We love seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they enjoy fresh fruit and veggies! Yet, too many Alameda County children face the possibility of a summer without healthy food. 5-year-old Alonzo is just one among thousands of children in our community who lives in a food insecure home. Only one week remains in Fields […]