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East Oakland Community Project: It Starts in the Kitchen

When people who are homeless first enter emergency housing, sometimes it’s been awhile since they’ve had a warm meal. As the Food Services Manager at East Oakland Community Project, it’s Andre Green’s job to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on

22 Feb, 2018|Agencies, News, Nutrition|

Fighting for SSI

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Over 51,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Alameda County - and 1.3 million across California - rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to pay for rent, groceries, and medicine. But

15 Feb, 2018|Advocacy|

Why the Census is Important to Food Banks

Why the US Census is Important to Food Banks — and Why We Need to Protect it By Kate Cheyne, Research Manager Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases data that offers a glimpse into how American households are changing,

31 Jan, 2018|Advocacy, News|

Volunteers By the Numbers

“Whoa. I didn’t know the Food Bank was this big.” We often hear that sentence when people visit us for the first time. Many people are surprised by the size of our warehouse, the scope of our staff, and the

10 Jan, 2018|News, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

From our Executive Director: Facing uncertainty in 2018

by Suzan Bateson, Executive Director of ACCFB  With the busy holiday season behind us and the new year well underway, I want to take a moment and express my gratitude to you — every one of you in our community

9 Jan, 2018|Advocacy, Fundraising, News, Uncategorized|