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So far Kathleen Costanza has created 28 blog entries.

Why the Census is Important to Food Banks

31 Jan, 2018|Advocacy, News|

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,

Volunteers By the Numbers

10 Jan, 2018|News, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

“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

From our Executive Director: Facing uncertainty in 2018

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

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

Serving Agencies on the Warehouse Shopping Floor

23 Dec, 2017|Agencies, News, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Usually, when you see a packed parking lot, dozens of shopping carts, and bustling aisles — you might expect to find a sale at the mall. But this scene is just a typical morning on our Agency Shopping Floor all

How we support hungry college students

5 Dec, 2017|CalFresh, News, Uncategorized|

"More than 500 UC Berkeley students have applied for food stamps since January, up from 111 in all of 2016, and just 41 the year before, said Michael Altfest, spokesman for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, which helps students