Alameda County Community Food Bank enthusiastically endorses California’s Proposition 1, which would authorize $4 billion in bonds for housing programs, loans, grants, and projects. We are proud to be the first and only Food Bank to join the significant statewide coalition in support of this important legislation. ACCFB has a long leadership history of supporting partners and issues that improve our community’s ability to meet basic needs — recently including efforts related to SSI and increasing the minimum wage, among others.

Proposition 1, which was placed on the ballot by the state legislature and Governor Brown, is the state’s plan to address California’s housing crisis. Tens of millions of dollars from Proposition 1 funding will be available in Alameda County, and these funds will serve as leverage for federal and local spending to address our urgent housing crisis.

Today in Alameda County, housing is the primary issue faced by our partners, our network, our staff and, importantly, the communities we serve. ACCFB’s network of grassroots advocates unanimously supports this endorsement which, too, was supported by the Food Bank’s board of directors.

We are standing with community partners including East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), United Way, Kaiser Permanente, Mayors Schaaf, Marchand & Mei, and many others who comprise the significant statewide coalition in support of this important legislation.

For more information about what’s on the ballot and our other advocacy efforts, click here.