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A CalFresh expansion decades in the making

"I'm sorry, Mrs. Perkins. You are not eligible to receive CalFresh benefits." I've had to relay this disappointing message too many times to too many neighbors. For many people living on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in our community, the monthly

2019-06-03T23:49:45+00:003 Jun, 2019|CalFresh, Uncategorized|

Score a win against hunger. Join the Food Bank Finals Challenge!

While the Golden State Warriors battle the Toronto Raptors in the NBA finals, an equally impressive battle is happening off the court. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Toronto Mayor John Tory are competing in a friendly wager, challenging fans to

2019-06-03T18:01:19+00:003 Jun, 2019|Uncategorized|

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break

When the final bell rings this school year, most children will be looking forward to summer break. But for many families we serve, summer is a time of uncertainty. School provides a critical resource: free or reduced-price meals. These meals

2019-05-29T15:55:08+00:0029 May, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fight to end hunger

Every Thursday, 87-year-old Maria starts her morning at Street Level Health Project, one of the Food Bank's partner agencies. "I like the potatoes a lot. Sometimes I bake them, sometimes I fry them," Maria says with a laugh. While she

2019-05-20T21:51:15+00:0020 May, 2019|Uncategorized|

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