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Re-imagining the Path to Student Success

19 Sep, 2018|Uncategorized|

When I talk with staff and faculty on college campuses, I often begin the conversations with an invitation: Think about one or two college students you have known who were especially or exceptionally successful. What characteristics or attributes contributed to

10 questions with Kenneth Ko, volunteer extraordinaire

11 Jul, 2018|Volunteers|

When we first met Kenneth, he was a college student needing to fulfill class requirements. A year later, he’s done virtually every volunteer job we have  - including translation work - and is now an integral member of the Food

Protecting SNAP through the Farm Bill

5 Jun, 2018|Advocacy, CalFresh, News, Uncategorized|

We know we can’t end hunger without ending poverty and inequity – which is why our advocacy team works year round at all levels of government to protect programs that benefit low-income households. CalFresh — known nationally as the Supplemental

Strength in Neighbors: 4th Annual Food Bank Finals

4 Jun, 2018|Fundraising, News, Uncategorized|

While the Golden State Warriors battle the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row, an equally impressive battle has also been going on between the two host regions. Alameda County Community Food Bank and

No school, no fuel

4 Jun, 2018|Fundraising, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Summer is the time that children get to take a break from school. However, it's not a break for many families we serve because for them, school provides a critical resource: free or reduced-price meals.  These meals are important to