Nourish Bar necklace, from Sora Designs

The hustle and bustle of the holidays will soon be upon us. And while this time of year is busy for everyone, it’s especially busy at the Food Bank. Our demand spikes and we need your support more than ever.

Thanks to the generosity of businesses and corporations in our community – and you! – making a difference is easy. Whether you’re grabbing groceries, shopping for presents, or kicking off the holiday season with a jog around Lake Merritt – you can ensure neighbors in Alameda County have access to healthy food this holiday season.

Groceries for Good

Safeway: Providing a nourishing bag of groceries is easier than ever with Safeway’s Feed the Need food drive, happening Oct. 1-Dec. 25. Purchase a pre-filled bag of groceries for $10 at checkout. All donations at participating stores will help purchase food for our neighbors.

Whole Foods: When you shop at Whole Foods, five cents will be taken off your bill for every shopping bag you reuse. Now through the end of the year, you have the option to donate that nickel to ACCFB. These nickels add up to valuable dollars for our community. And you’ll start seeing our food barrels in Whole Foods on Nov. 1, where you can donate shelf-stable food items that we’ll distribute to families in Alameda County.

Cheesecake Factory: The Cheesecake Factory is relaunching its Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake. For every slice sold now through Feb. 29, 2020, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents, and a portion will benefit ACCFB.

Thank that Bank

Safe America Credit Union: Starting Oct. 14, you can bring your shelf-stable food donations to one of Safe America Credit Union’s designated locations. Or, join their Virtual Food Drive where every $1 will help provide $7 worth of food.

Gifts that Give Back

Rigel Stuhmiller: Looking for something with a personal touch? Look no further. Acclaimed printmaker and illustrator Rigel Stuhmiller offers lines of stationary, gifts, and home goods featuring her incredible prints. One dollar from every 2020 Farmer’s Market Calendar sold and five cents of every item sold year-round is donated to ACCFB. Rigel’s support has helped provide more than 11,000 meals to our neighbors.

Sora DesignsLocal artist Yueh-Wen Chang created a beautiful and unique line of jewelry to raise awareness on hunger and support the 1 in 5 people we serve. 100 percent of the profits from the #ENDHUNGER X FOODIE JEWELRY line come to ACCFB. Sora Designs offers this line year-round.

Target: We’re partnering with the Target Circle program. You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit ACCFB. When you make a qualifying purchase, you can vote for us. For full program details and how to participate, visit Target Circle.

Good Vibrations: When you shop at the Good Vibrations stores in Berkeley or Oakland through Dec. 31, you’ll have the chance to make a donation at check out that directly benefits ACCFB. Plus, Good Vibrations is matching all gifts, up to $500.

TJ Maxx: When you donate at the register at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods from Nov. 1-3, proceeds will benefit ACCFB. Visit your local store.

Satisfying Experiences

Local Food AdventuresTake a food tour around the East Bay and support the Food Bank. When you purchase a ticket or gift card, $1 will come to ACCFB. Offer is good year-round.

Turkey TrotSign up for the 5K race around Lake Merritt on Thanksgiving morning. And, Food Bank friends can get 15 percent off registration using our code FEEDTHETOWN! The family-friendly event is more than just a healthy way to start the holiday. It’s a fun way to give back!

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.