Food is a basic human right. Join us in advocating for change.

What will it take end hunger in Alameda County for good?

Every child, adult, and senior should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live vibrant, productive lives. To achieve this, our community and our economy must be inclusive of all.

Centered on these beliefs, we work year-round with every level of government to end hunger and poverty. Whether we’re testifying at state budget hearings, sharing our stories directly with legislators, or mobilizing communities to vote, we rely on a powerful group of community advocates and volunteers to amplify all of our voices.

The movement is stronger with you in it. Join us.

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[at]accfb . org to partner or share thoughts on how we can promote equity in our procurement practices.

Advocacy Blog

  • Washington D.C.

ACCFB Goes to Washington

September was National Hunger Action Month, and it was no better time to lobby our members of Congress. Every five years, a giant piece of legislation called the Farm Bill is passed, but it

  • Above: Hunger Action Week attendees meet with Senator Nancy Skinner in May 2022.

Community Power Leads to Advocacy Wins

An Invitation to Hunger Action Week By 6:45 on a surprisingly chilly May morning in 2019, the St. Mary’s Center parking lot was already starting to fill up with people who were drowsy

Vote Out Hunger

A LEGACY OF ADVOCACY When food banks were first established, they were designed to meet emergency need for food — but that role has evolved to include advocacy along with food distribution. Today food

Hunger Action Month is Here

September is Hunger Action Month – a month when we all unite to end hunger and its root causes.  After some monumental advocacy wins this summer, our focus this September is ensuring that all

August Advocacy Update: Celebrating Wins

By Ezer Pamintuan, Policy Advocate We're fewer than 100 days from the midterm election on November 8. As with every election, hunger is on the ballot. As we head into election season, we thought