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.

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

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.

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. Plus, for each purchase of the Pasta Ornament set, Crate & Barrel will donate $10 to Feeding America.

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.

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.

Jamba Juice: Now through Nov. 30, you can help provide healthy meals during your next Jamba Juice visit. All stores in the East Bay are participating. Every $1 donated helps provide 2 healthy meals.

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.

Holiday Activities

Rosetta Costantino: Learn to make cannoli as they do in Palermo, Sicily. Rosetta Costantino is a cookbook author and cooking teacher. Join her virtual cooking class on Dec. 5 where you’ll learn to make cannoli. You can cook along or enjoy the show. Rosetta is waiving her normal fee, and instead asking for donations to our Food Bank.

Oakland Turkey Trot: Sign up for this virtual 5k and trot around your favorite neighborhood route. You can make a donation to ACCFB when you register. Earn your week’s indulgence and kick off the holidays on a healthy note.

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.