What do you do at the Food Bank?
Every day, I prescreen clients, by phone or in-person, to see if they’re potentially eligible for CalFresh, a financial assistance program that helps people buy nutritious food. I also aid with case management and with CalFresh reports. On occasions, we attend community events and have presentations through Alameda County.What do you look forward to when you come to work?
I love helping my community fight hunger. Food is a human right and our clients deserve to have access to nutritious food. Additionally, I come to work knowing that I’m making a difference in my community and no one can take that feeling away from me.
What’s your favorite part about working at the Food Bank? I really enjoy being able to speak with clients, hear their stories and assist them to apply for a great program. I love connecting with my clients and provide support throughout the process. It’s such a great feeling once a client is approved because you know it diminishes their food insecurity and they have one less problem to worry about.