Volunteers: We urgently need your help.

Summer is a stressful time for many families, as no school means no free or affordable school lunch. After the final bell rings, families who are already struggling to make ends meet are left to fill that meal gap for their children. That’s why we aim to pack our warehouse every summer with fresh nectarines, […]

Safeway’s (New!) Summer Food Drive

Every holiday season, our friends at Safeway organize a massive food drive to collect thousands of pounds of healthy food. Last year’s drive was so successful that Safeway is aiming to collect 150,000 bags of food for kids this summer as well! That’s over a million pounds of food. Summer is one of our busiest times. During the […]

Lucky Launches Peanut Butter Drive to Help Food Banks

Lucky Supermarkets is teaming up with food banks throughout the Bay Area for the #PeanutButterRoundup to help feed hungry kids this summer. From May 17-30, when you buy one Jif, Smuckers or Sunny Select Peanut Butter or Jelly from your local Lucky Supermarket, you get one of the same brand free to donate to us. […]

We need your voice on Hunger Action Day!

Join Food Bank staff and anti-hunger advocates from across the state on May 24—Hunger Action Day! Over 300 advocates will meet with lawmakers to lobby for budget items and key legislation aimed at alleviating food insecurity and its root causes. It’s a powerful, energizing day filled with amazing speakers, meetings with legislators, and a rally on […]

So, does anti-hunger advocacy really make a difference?

Since the 2016 presidential election, we’ve heard from many in our community who want to join in our advocacy efforts against hunger and inequity. We’ve also heard the question, so can advocacy really make a difference? The short answer: Yes. The programs and policies that support low-income families and reduce food insecurity are only as […]

Holiday Round Up: How Can I Help the Food Bank?

The holidays are one of the busiest times of year for the Food Bank, as demand spikes and we need all the support we can get. Luckily, dozens of local businesses make it super simple to donate while you’re out and about. Whether you’re out picking up dinner or getting a head start on holiday […]

Get out the vote!

Local, state, and national elections are important. And in the movement to end hunger and poverty, we believe everyone’s voices need to be counted on issues ranging from housing to education, transportation to healthcare. However, in California, only 73 percent of eligible voters were registered in 2014. That’s why this year, our advocacy team has been leading […]

Top 5 Reasons to Host a Virtual Food Drive This Year

How’s your wish list coming? Not using that drone as much as you thought you would? Still love your Forman Grill? Realized your puppy doesn’t actually need rain boots? Maybe … you already have everything you need?! If so, we have an amazing alternative: Fundraise for the Food Bank through a Virtual Food Drive! A VFD is the perfect […]

Hunger Advocate Spotlight: Steve Summers

During the height of the Great Recession, Steve Summers saw how the economic downturn was forcing families to struggle and causing food insecurity rates to spike. He too was impacted after losing his job and, eventually, his apartment. Though he had been volunteering in the Food Bank’s warehouse for years, he heard about our advocacy […]

Join Us for Food From the Bar

Register your firm or legal department by visiting our Food From The Bar online registration form. Join us for Food from the Bar — the legal community’s nationwide hunger relief campaign! Join law firms and members of the legal community across Alameda County from May 23 – June 17 for a friendly competition to help […]

Tech Support Week 2016

The Bay Area is famous for the success of its tech companies, but what many do not realize is that many of these companies work hard to give back to the communities in which their employees work and live. At our inaugural Tech Support Week 2016, eleven companies joined us in our warehouse to help […]

“Leaving a Lasting Legacy”

Thursday, April 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Alameda County Community Food Bank Join us for an engaging discussion about philanthropic planning.   •   Fulfilling your philanthropic vision   •   Developing estate planning and philanthropic goals   •   Tax and legacy giving strategies   •   The best giving methods for you and […]