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Preventing Diabetes in Alameda County

21 Mar, 2018|News, Nutrition|

Diabetes affects the health of millions of Americans, and is costly to manage. In fact, 1 in 5 of our client households have at least one member with diabetes or high blood pressure. To improve the health of our community,

Why We Need Your Help Buying Protein-Rich Foods

24 Feb, 2018|Fundraising, News, Nutrition|

Every year, 36 million pounds of food flows into our warehouse, out to our partner agencies, and onto tables in our community. We distribute everything from pears to peanut butter, celery to chicken, bok choy to black beans. But the

East Oakland Community Project: It Starts in the Kitchen

22 Feb, 2018|Agencies, News, Nutrition|

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

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