The cost of living in the Bay area makes it especially difficult for working families to afford basic necessities such as housing, utilities and transportation, let alone put a healthy meal on the table.
In fact, research shows it takes a family of four $92,267 to meet the basics in the Oakland metro area. Yet 65 percent of our clients have incomes less than $28,290.
We serve 1 in 5 of our neighbors in our county. Two-thirds are children and seniors.
Hunger also harms health. Twenty percent of our clients’ households include at least one member with diabetes, and 39 percent have a member with high blood pressure.
Our hunger-relief efforts include:
Innovative food programs
CalFresh (food stamps) outreach and assistance
Policy and advocacy
Healthcare and nutrition initiatives
Child and student wellness
At ACCFB, we believe we can end hunger, together. We work everyday for a community where no one will worry where their next meal will come from.