In Alameda County, 1 in 5 residents turn to our Food Bank for help. Most of the people we serve are children and seniors. Housing burdens and the cost of living are making it impossible for tens of thousands of households to get by. Worse yet, we’re in danger of not meeting our fundraising goals for this year – which can potentially affect our hunger-relief programs.
Now more than ever, we urgently need the community’s support to meet these needs.
Our food bank fell short of our fundraising goal in November – one of our busiest months – and must raise $3 million in December to meet our holiday fundraising goals. This is the first time in four years ACCFB has experienced a year-over-year dip in November fundraising.
While the holidays are a time when Food Banks see significant spikes in need, it is also the most critical time for fundraising. About 2/3 of our annual budget is raised during the holidays and supports our efforts well into 2019.
To help us close this gap, please donate here.