How to support urgent hunger-relief need

12 Dec, 2018|Uncategorized|

In Alameda County, 1 in 5 residents turn to our Food Bank for help. Most of the people we serve are children and seniors. Housing burdens and the cost of living are making it impossible for tens of thousands of

Food Bank friends meet for first time 20 years later

3 Dec, 2018|Uncategorized|

While most people look forward to weekend mornings and a day off work, Rich Leres looks forward to Wednesday mornings when he volunteers on our Helpline. "Coming to volunteer to the Food Bank is the highlight of my week," Rich

Health and hope for the holidays

3 Dec, 2018|Uncategorized|

Danyell happily puts bok choy and tofu in her shopping bag, some of her favorite ingredients to cook with. She enjoys making stir-fry and soup for her children, 2-year-old Vincent and his baby sister Nessa, with ingredients she picks up

You’ll love this healthy apple crisp recipe

30 Nov, 2018|Uncategorized|

Nothing says “Fall” like a warm apple crisp. Between the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, the flavors in this dessert are delectable. This comforting dish is easy to throw together – the perfect ending to your holiday meal! Plus, with

Honoring our veterans this Veterans Day

10 Nov, 2018|Uncategorized|

In 1970, Alfredo Madrigal was drafted to the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He didn’t speak English. He’d just moved here from Mexico 18 months before. Now as a volunteer for Oakland Catholic Worker, one of our

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