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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

We Need Your Helping Hands!

17 Oct, 2017|Volunteers|

Our volunteers out at their local Safeway, helping us make the day a success! The Saturday before Thanksgiving is one of the year's biggest grocery shopping days—and it also kicks off one of our biggest food drives. How do we

Volunteers: Got skills? Lend ’em to us!

3 Oct, 2017|Volunteers|

Are you a data-wizard? A calligraphist with a few hours to spare? A painter with a passion for making our community better place? Longtime supporter and volunteer Jill McCleary lent us her web and marketing skills There are

Raiders Distribute Fresh Food to Fruitvale Community

22 Sep, 2017|News, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Best team effort, ever. In mid-September, the Oakland Raiders helped serve 157 households at our Cesar Chavez Mobile Pantry distribution, located near the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. Players, alongside volunteers, helped distribute carrots, apples, pears, bread, nectarines and more.

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,