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Why I Volunteer

17 Aug, 2017|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

By Judy Grant, lead volunteer  Six years ago, I joined my church service group for a volunteer shift at the Food Bank after putting it off for a few months. 1,646 volunteer hours later, I’m still here. At the time,

CalFresh for Food Today—and Tomorrow

9 Aug, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Our Post-Election Commitment to Fight for What We Believe

8 Dec, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|

The results of the election have left many people feeling uncertain. On behalf of our entire Alameda County Community Food Bank community—especially the 311,000 of our neighbors who need and use our services—we are recommitted to fight for what we

Hunger Advocate Spotlight: Steve Summers

26 Jul, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|

  During the height of the Great Recession, Steve Summers saw how the economic downturn was forcing families to struggle and causing food insecurity rates to spike. He too was impacted after losing his job and, eventually, his apartment. Though

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