We’re grateful for your support during these unprecedented times.

Our goal remains ensuring our community has consistent and safe access to the nutrition resources it needs. As an emergency response organization, we regularly prepare to mitigate potential disruptions to our programs and services.

Visit our COVID-19 emergency response page for updates.

By accessing this page, you’re acknowledging a staff member of Alameda County Community Food Bank has authorized your and your organization’s use of any or all the information and materials presented on this page. Please contact media@accfb.org if you are not sure you have consent from the Food Bank.

About ACCFB (boilerplate)

Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area since 1985. The Food Bank serves 1 in 4 Alameda County residents by distributing food through a network of approximately 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations, as well as direct distribution and COVID-relief programs including school-based, home delivery, and drive-through distributions. This year, the Food Bank will distribute the equivalent of 45 million meals. In addition to its extensive emergency food programming, ACCFB’s hunger-relief efforts include California’s largest CalFresh (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) outreach department and a robust advocacy team that works with elected officials to seek long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. Alameda County Community Food Bank was named Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2016, and for 16 consecutive years has received Charity Navigator’s top rating — Four Stars — ranking the organization among the top 1 percent of charities nationwide.

Our Numbers

  • Due to the pandemic and resulting economic fallout, we estimate 1 in 4 county residents is experiencing or at-risk of hunger.
  • Our operations have expanded dramatically. Food distribution is up 50-70% with expanded services — including home delivery and contactless drive-through distributions — in addition to our agency network.
  • We’re distributing more than 1 million pounds of food each week.
  • We’re spending up to $1.7 million every month on food — 5-6x what we spent before the pandemic (approx. $250,000/month).
  • We’ve grown our monthly food distribution by up to 400k meals worth of food since January due to the effects of inflation on our community.
  •  In addition to placing added strain on our clients’ budgets, the rising fuel costs present a challenge for ACCFB as well. With the increase in gas prices, we increased our annual fuel budget by 66% — or enough to provide 100,000 meals.

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How to Talk About ACCFB

When talking about ACCFB, please recognize (or connect with us to develop) our desired messaging, which: 

  • Recognizes all clients as individuals with aspirations who make vital contributions to our community. 
  • Acknowledges that we cannot end hunger without addressing systemic racism. 
  • Shows our sincere gratitude to donors for the impact of their support. 

People First Language

The way we talk about who we help is important in order to make sure we are allowing them recognition, dignity, and respect. Please be mindful of using “people first terminology” which separates a person’s identity from a situation, circumstance, or disability they may be facing or possess. The simplest way to think about this concept is to always put the person’s name or identifier (child, senior, person) before the situation or disability.

Ok to use  Do not use 
community members, people, neighbors Needy, poor, underprivileged, minority
People experiencing unemployment Jobless, the unemployed
People who are unhoused, unsheltered people The homeless

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