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
So, you want to support the Food Bank. You want to pitch in, raise some money, and feel good about helping provide healthy food for our neighbors. Now all you need is the perfect idea. We’ve been astounded by the
Summer is a stressful time for many families, as no school means no free or affordable school lunch. After the final bell rings, families who are already struggling to make ends meet are left to fill that meal gap for
When you look around our offices, a group of desks are often conspicuously empty. That’s because our advocacy team is always on the road working with elected officials, local schools, anti-hunger advocates, and getting involved in other grassroots efforts to
Since the 2016 presidential election, we’ve heard from many in our community who want to join in our advocacy efforts against hunger and inequity. We’ve also heard the question, so can advocacy really make a difference? The short answer: Yes.