A year of forceful policy, summer volunteer needs, sopes recipe & more!

From Our Executive Director: Juneteenth at ACCFB

Last year, Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday since its beginnings in 1865. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States and is known by many other names including Freedom Day and Emancipation Day. I grew up celebrating Juneteenth, and last year had the opportunity to do so in the holiday’s birthplace of Galveston, Texas. It is a day that means a lot to me because of its importance to my family, and simultaneously invokes both joy and sadness.

Although a celebration, Juneteenth is also a reminder that freedom must be protected even when written into law. This Juneteenth, ACCFB celebrates the fight for equality and reaffirms its commitment to the ongoing work for justice and equity for Black, Brown, and other People of Color. Alameda County is a community with deep roots in the fight for social justice and often serves as an example to other parts of the country. ACCFB continues in this tradition and invites you to join us as we work to eradicate hunger by addressing its roots causes including systemic racism.

Thank you for partnering with us on this journey and Happy Juneteenth!

In Solidarity,

Regi Young
Executive Director


ICYMI: A Bold Year of Policy Action Ahead!

ACCFB Policy Agenda 2022

Advocating for policy change is one of the most important tools we have for fighting hunger.

This is why, for more than 20 years, the Food Bank has firmly engrained legislative advocacy in our mission and day-to-day work.

ACCFB’s 2022 Policy Agenda — a list of proposed laws and budget requests — guides our annual advocacy efforts. Join us in advocating for the changes needed to eradicate hunger at its roots.

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What We’re Reading: Pride Month

Pride Month is here and with it comes the opportunity honor the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights and celebrate Queer joy. We use the acronym LGBTQIA+ to stand for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, and it is intended as an inclusive term for the community as a whole. We at ACCFB can’t think of a better way to uplift, learn, and honor LGBTQIA+ culture and history than with some of our favorite books.

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Read More About Why Hunger Is a Queer Issue »


Urgent: Summertime Volunteering

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break. For many of us, summertime will be especially challenging with rising food costs, soaring gas prices, and children being unable to access reduced or no-cost school meals. We need volunteers during this critical time. Are you looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? We’ve got options to give back this summer — perfect for college students on break! Sign up now to lend a helping hand with produce sorting or vehicle loading at our Oakland Drive-Through food distribution site. You’ll be outdoors and alongside great company and tunes.

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Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and vaccine boosters are strongly encouraged. Visit our volunteer safety page for additional safety information.


Feed the Need Food Drive @ the Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair’s annual Feed the Need Food Drive will take place on Wednesday, June 29th. Bring 4 non-perishable food items (per person) that day to receive free general admission and $1 rides until 5pm!

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Recipe: Sopes

Our community loves sopes! Sopes are a popular and delicious dish that you can find almost anywhere in Mexico, consisting of a fried masa base with savory toppings. Enjoy this classic recipe our Nutrition Team adapted from Mexico In My Kitchen. The ingredients include many foods we regularly distribute. Feel free to spice it up with your favorite salsa and hot sauce!

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Join Our Team

We're hiring! Help us find amazing people to join our Food Bank Team.

Looking to give back to the community you are a part of? Ready to join in the movement to eradicate hunger and inequity? Check out our careers page for our current openings in finance, research, and operations!

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