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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

Why We Celebrate & Support Older Americans

18 May, 2018|Advocacy, Agencies, News|

Every day, older Americans – a quickly growing population – help make Alameda County a vibrant place to live. They are working, volunteering, mentoring, learning, and leading. Every day, older adults share their wisdom and experience with future generations, and

Close the School Meal Gap

10 Apr, 2018|Advocacy|

Ensure all low-income charter students have access to a school meal. Did you know that low-income charter school students are not protected by California's school meal law? Currently, these students are not guaranteed access to a free or reduced-price school meal. Assembly Bill

Fighting for SSI

15 Feb, 2018|Advocacy|

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

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,