The Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for School Children Program was started right here in Oakland at St. Augustine’s Church (now St. Andrew’s Missionary Baptist Church) at 27th and West Street in Oakland.
Each February ACCFB celebrates Black History Month by uplifting the powerful history and contributions of the Black community here in Alameda County and beyond.
Without the dedicated and hard fought work of Black people and organizations like the Black Panther Party, who laid the foundation for children’s breakfast programs and food banks as we know them today, our work simply wouldn’t be possible. We’re so lucky to continue to partner with organizations like the People’s Programs, one of our food distribution partners, that carry on that legacy today.
Your contributions, voice, and volunteer efforts are critical to our mission and ability to continue this legacy. If you’re looking for inspiration this month, check out our Staff Book Recommendations or watch the world premiere of Tales of the Town, a documentary film about the culture birthed from Black life in Oakland.”
To find our next reads, we visited Oakland’s very own Marcus Books, the country’s oldest Black owned bookstore!