Join us: “Night on the Town”

Night on The Town

Spring has sprung and we’re ready to party with you! Join Alameda County Community Food Bank for a night out in the community at the Oakland Museum of California later this month. 

We'll be taking over Friday Night at OMCA on May 31 for a FREE night of fun, live music and opportunities to nourish our community! Delicious food and museum entrance will be also available for purchase.

First Annual “Night on the Town” with ACCFB + OMCA
Friday, May 31, 2024 | 5-8 p.m.
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oakland
(at the corner of Oak St. and 10th St.)

 

Partner Profile: REACH

“I see food as essential to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs,” said Santi. “If I am seeing a client for mental health, how can I expect them to have insight and be reflective if their basic needs like food and housing aren’t met?”

Santi is a clinical social worker at REACH Ashland Youth Center, one of our 400+ partner organizations. Food is the foundation not only for health and wellness, but for all of REACH’s programming. REACH is operated by Alameda County Health and is free for all youth ages 11-24 who live in the county.
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May is CalFresh Awareness Month… 

CalFresh LogoCalFresh (aka SNAP, EBT, or Food Stamps) is our community’s first line of defense against hunger.  ACCFB’s own CalFresh Outreach department (which turned 20 years young last year) has helped more than 2,700 households receive nearly $10 million in SNAP benefits in the last 10 months alone!

May is CalFresh Awareness Month. Please take a moment to learn more about why this program is so critical to our community!
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…And it’s also Older Americans Month! 

Bambi“I’m thankful and grateful that the Food Bank was able to help people like me,” said Bambi, who is 69 and unable to work while she’s recovering from extensive back surgery.

“My doctor said I needed to eat a lot of protein, but how?” Bambi recalled. She found her answer at an ACCFB partner agency. “I love the fish and chicken.”

Nearly 1 in 5 seniors 65+ live at or near the poverty level in Alameda County, which is why older neighbors make up one of the largest groups the Food Bank serves.
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Hunger Action Day Impact

Hunger Action Day

Tuesday, April 30, was Hunger Action Day! ACCFB’s Policy & Partnerships team went to Sacramento with a group of community members to meet with policymakers, advocate for ending hunger and uplift the voices of our community.

 

Vote for ACCFB!

ACCFB is up for Oakland Magazine’s Best of Oakland 2024 in *two* categories: “Best Nonprofit Group” & “Best Charitable Events.” We already know you love us, and hope you can help share the love by voting for us today!

Give us a vote!  (“Best Charitable Event” shows up first – please also scroll down the page to vote for “Best Nonprofit Group”)

 

Food Recovery & Sustainability
Town Hall Recap 

How many pounds do you think ACCFB recovered from local grocery retailers to provide to our community (and save from the landfill) in the last year? 

That question—among a whole bunch of others—was answered recently during our first Town Hall of 2024. If you missed it (or just want to watch it again), click below to hear from ACCFB’s Sustainability Programs Manager Xochi Hernandez, and Tim Cumagun from Bear Pantry—a partner serving Berkeley and Albany—about the countywide effort put into food recovery and the opportunities to grow sustainability programs in coming years.

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Join Our Team

We're looking for amazing people to join our Food Bank Team. Check out our open positions:


Alameda County Community Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

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