Food is a basic human right.

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We believe every child, adult and senior should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live vibrant, productive lives. Our community, and our economy, must be inclusive of all.

Centered on these beliefs, our team works year-round with every level of government to end poverty and inequity. Whether we’re giving testimony at state budget hearings or hosting educational events to inspire action, we rely on a powerful group of community advocates and volunteers to amplify all of our voices.

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Learn more about new policy actions and available resources related to COVID -19.

What will it take to truly eradicate hunger in Alameda County?

The 2021 Policy Agenda, our boldest and most far-reaching yet, focuses on democratization, equity, and the redistributing of power and resources.

Our work is rooted in the soil. People depend on food banks, and food banks depend on farmers and farmworkers. It is our responsibility to invest in this relationship with an equity lens. ACCFB is projected to spend $21 million in procurement in FY21. Our food purchasing budget presents an opportunity to operationalize equity by allocating dollars to Black and Brown farmers.

This video features Will Scott Jr, owner of Scott Family Farms and founder of the African American Farmers of California in Fresno, CA. We hope you will contact us at advocate@accfb.org to partner or share thoughts on how we can promote equity in our procurement practices.

Advocacy Blog

  • Hunger Action Week 2017

Beyond Food

By Ezer Pamintuan, Policy Advocate “Hunger advocates we unite, standing up for human rights!” ACCFB staff, volunteers, and community members were among the sea of people chanting in unison as we gathered in front

  • “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” — Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Day 2022

By Nick Musni, Community Organizer “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” —

MCC East Bay’s Refugee Response

By Alexa Senter, Marketing & Communications Manager As you may already know, Alameda County is home to the country's largest community of Afghans and Afghan Americans. This vibrant community has contributed to the rich tapestry of the

Building Our BOLDEST Policy Agenda Yet

By Henry Easton Koehler and Nick Musni, Community Organizers As a recently expanded, seven-person cohort, our Policy & Partnerships team works to advance policies that will move us closer to eradicating hunger. Our roles

Retrospective: ACCFB Drive-Through @ Oakport

Drive-through food distributions were not part of our work before March of 2020. The previous year, during the government shutdown, our team started assembling and distributing easy to carry Emergency Food Bags to meet