Food Bank advocates in Sacramento on Hunger Action Day

We can’t end hunger without ending poverty and inequity – which is why our advocacy team works at all levels of government to strengthen and expand programs that benefit low-income households.

CalFresh — known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or “food stamps”— is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, and a critical part of our advocacy efforts. CalFresh’s modest benefits reach around 100,000 people struggling to get by in Alameda County, helping them feed themselves and their families and promoting their long-term health and well-being. Children make up over half of that number.

We need your voices to protect CalFresh as we defend it from proposed federal cuts that will make more people hungry. Help us as we work toward a strong SNAP with benefits for all who need them.

Join our advocacy efforts today and we will keep you informed of ways to support this critical program.