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Six Ways to Get Involved this Hunger Action Month

Food is a basic human right. Yet programs and policies that work to end hunger are continually under attack. That’s why every September, Feeding America and food banks across the nation stand together during Hunger Action Month to spread awareness

7 Sep, 2017|Advocacy|

New logo, new website: Same dedication to ending hunger.

Notice anything new? We’re proud and excited to reveal our new logo and website to our community today. Change isn’t for everyone. But at ACCFB, we’re always up for it. We’ve spent the last three decades changing and adapting to

30 Aug, 2017|Uncategorized|

Why I Volunteer

By Judy Grant, lead volunteer  Six years ago, I joined my church service group for a volunteer shift at the Food Bank after putting it off for a few months. 1,646 volunteer hours later, I’m still here. At the time,

17 Aug, 2017|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Agency Spotlight: Union City Apostolic Church

On a Thursday morning at Union City Apostolic Church, Irma Colon is answering questions from a line of guests, and making sure her volunteers have everything they need for a busy day. It’s time for their weekly food distribution, and

15 Aug, 2017|Agencies|

CalFresh for Food Today—and Tomorrow

In 2001, Liz Gomez was managing Alameda County Community Food Bank’s emergency food helpline, connecting people with same day food assistance. She often noticed clients calling the helpline often weren’t enrolled in CalFresh, a federal nutrition program which, at the

9 Aug, 2017|Uncategorized|