Live Life Sunny Side Up Necklace – Sora Designs

We’re gearing up for the holiday season at the Food Bank. Although this year has been unpredictable, one thing we can rely on is the incredible support of our community.

This time of year is always busy around the Food Bank. This year, we estimate the need for food assistance has doubled.

But, thanks to the generosity of partners around our community, making a difference is easy! Whether you’re grabbing groceries, perusing for presents, or trotting around town – you can help ensure our neighbors have access to healthy food this holiday season, and beyond.

Groceries for Good

Safeway: Providing healthy groceries is easier than ever with Safeway’s Nourishing Neighbors campaign. Now through the end of the year, you’ll see $10 tear sheets at checkout. Just hand that to the cashier to help purchase nourishing groceries for our neighbors.

Raley’s: Starting Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, you can help provide meals for our community through Raley’s Food for Families Holiday Drive. Make a donation in store, online, or buy purchasing a holiday bear.

Village Market: You can make a donation of any amount to ACCFB at checkout through the end of the year. Village Market will match the first $1,000 donated every month.

Berkeley Bowl: You can help provide holiday meals when you shop at Berkeley Bowl. When you’re checking out, you can make a donation of any amount at the register.

Sprouts: Grab a pre-filled food donation bag from the Sprouts Grab ‘N Give display. You’ll pay for it at checkout, and Sprouts will donate it directly to one of ACCFB’s partner agencies.

Gifts that Give Back

Green Day: We are always so grateful for the creative ways that Green Day finds to support ACCFB! For the diehard fan in your life check out this beautiful, limited edition 25th anniversary Insomniac archival giclee print.  You can also give the gift that keeps on giving with the Oakland Coffee Bundle that includes a three-month subscription of Oakland Coffee and a Special  Translucent Electric Pink Edition of Billie Joe Armstrong’s “I Think We’re Alone Now.”

Sora Designs: Local artist Yueh-Wen Chang created a beautiful and unique line of jewelry to raise awareness about hunger and support our Food Bank. 100 percent of the profits from the #ENDHUNGER X FOODIE JEWELRY line comes to ACCFB. Sora Designs offers this line year-round.

Rigel Stuhmiller: Looking for something with a personal touch? Acclaimed printmaker and illustrator, Rigel Stuhmiller, offers everything from scarves to cards to calendars – all featuring her incredible prints. For every item purchased, Rigel will donate five cents to ACCFB.

Keep Oakland Alive: Mask up and rep Oakland in this Oaklandish X Oakland Metro Chamber of Commerce mask. Wear it yourself or give one as a gift. 100% of proceeds benefit ACCFB.

MGG Studio: MGG Studio lovingly handcrafts each piece of jewelry they create. Now through the end of the year, MGG Studio will donate 5% of all website orders to ACCFB.

Crate & Barrel: Shopping at the Livermore Outlet Crate & Barrel this season? Starting Nov. 1, when you make a donation at checkout, 100% of that money will benefit our Food Bank.

Eat to Beat Hunger

Local Food Adventures: Celebrate the season with some Bay Area flavor. Whether you’re looking for a food tour, gift boxes, or a virtual experience – Local Food Adventures has you covered and donates $1 to ACCFB for each experience you purchase.

Oaktown Spice Shop: Give the gift of spice and add some flavor to your holidays. Oaktown Spice Shop is donating $1 per order every Wednesday in December.

Bad Walter’s Bootleg Ice Cream: This new tiny-batch ice cream operation in Oakland changes its menu weekly, announcing new flavors each Sunday. Throughout the month of December, Bad Walter’s is donating 50% of proceeds to ACCFB.

Joel Gott Wines: Here’s something to cheers to! Joel Gott Wines believes every family deserves food on the holiday table. Through their Gott for Good pledge, they’ll help provide holiday meals for our community. You can purchase Joel Gott Wine at Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, Safeway, Whole Foods, Amazon, instacart, and more.

Whatever you choose, you’ll help make a huge impact on our neighbors’ lives. 

Check back here often – this list is updated throughout the season.

Are we missing a local business that’s fundraising for us? Let us know so we can be sure to thank and include them. 

Thank you to our partners who offered support this holiday season.

Rosetta Costantino: Bring a taste of Italy into your kitchen with this virtual cooking class. Rosetta Costantino is a cookbook author and cooking teacher. She hosted a virtual cooking class on Dec. 5 – teaching people how to make Cannoli just like they do in Palermo, Sicily. Waiving her usual class fee, Rosetta instead asked for donations to our Food Bank.

Keep Oakland Alive: This year for Black Friday Keep Oakland Alive partnered with ACCFB for a HUGE Black Friday Unsale! For Black Friday only, Keep Oakland Alive DOUBLED all prices. Every extra dollar charged was donated to ACCFB to help with our COVID relief & recovery efforts.

Jack London Square: This year, Jack London Square spread holiday cheer – virtually! Instead of the usual tree lighting ceremony, they hosted five days of virtual events. Because they couldn’t put out food barrels and collect donations, they organized a Virtual Food Drive for our Food Bank. If you missed it, you can still watch the tree lighting ceremony here.

Melissa Joy Manning: This Giving Tuesday, Food Bank friend and local maker, Melissa Joy Manning, donated 12% of every purchase on Dec. 1 to ACCFB.

My Milk Toof: This photo-comic series shows the world from the perspective of two baby teeth and follows them along on their adventures. The writers and creators had a holiday book sale and donated proceeds from My Milk Toof Book 2 to ACCFB.

Jamba Juice: In November, all Jamba Juice stores in the East Bay supported our Food Bank by collecting donations at the register. They raised enough to help provide 9,200 meals.

Oakland Turkey Trot: This year’s Oakland Turkey Trot went virtu-all! Although the annual 5k didn’t happen in person, you could still sign up for the virtual edition and make a donation to ACCFB when you register. Oakland Turkey Trot has been a huge part of our efforts over the past few holiday seasons, raising enough to help provide 20,000 healthy meals.