Three-year-old Amir grabbed two apples from a volunteer at our Mobile Pantry – one for him and one for his cousin, Walter.

“I think it’s great that this food is available,” said Chris, Amir’s dad.

All the food Chris brings home ensures Amir and Walter, who is often at their house, have the nourishment and energy they need to learn, grow, and play.

Though Chris and his wife both work full-time, the high cost of living in the Bay Area makes it tough to afford even the basics.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important to remember that thousands of neighbors to make ends meet. Across Alameda County, families like Amir’s rely on the Food Bank to put healthy meals on the table so they can focus on securing a better future.

You can help.

There are several ways you can make a difference this holiday season. Make a donation, volunteer your time, or start a Virtual Food Drive.

Whatever you choose, you’ll provide more than food – you’re giving hope and peace of mind to families like Amir’s that will last well through the New Year.

Thank you for your support of a healthier, hunger-free community. We can’t do it without you.