ACCFB joins our fellow Alameda County community members in mourning the passing and celebrating the life and service of Supervisor Richard Valle. During his tenure, Supervisor Valle was a champion for causes critical to eradicating the root causes of hunger and poverty, including affordable housing, renewable energy, and equitable access to a strong social safety net.

We had the honor of partnering with Supervisor Valle on many initiatives prioritized by the community. Supervisor Valle co-founded Centro de Servicios, one of ACCFB’s partner agencies, and the oldest non-profit social service agency in Alameda County’s Tri-City area. From the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, Supervisor Valle was a tireless partner in ensuring that emergency food was distributed to community members. In May 2020, his support was instrumental in kickstarting a drive-through distribution in Hayward, which served over 2,000 community members in its first day alone.

It is impossible to replace such a dedicated community leader and public servant like Supervisor Valle. We seek to honor his legacy by continuing his work in serving our neighbors in Fremont, Hayward, Newark, and Union City, and dedicating ourselves to realizing a hunger-free Alameda County.