Alameda County Community Food Bank


Alameda County Community Food Bank

Join the Alameda County Community Food Bank in breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty! Volunteers are vital to the Food Bank’s mission of helping people in need.   They need help sorting, stocking and bagging at the food warehouse.

For over 30 years, we have stood by our unwavering belief that food is a basic human right. We distribute millions of healthy meals every year, and are on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty.

We partner with more than 200 food pantries, hot-meal programs, senior centers and other non-profits to distribute millions of pounds of food every year. Each of our “partner agencies,” as we call them, has its own mission, tailoring their services to meet the unique needs of the community.

Addressing the immediate nutritional needs of children, adults and seniors is core to our mission, and few organizations meet those needs as efficiently as we do.

They provide their community’s children and students with nutrition to develop, learn and thrive. From supporting school meal programs to stocking college pantries, their unique strategies reach thousands of low-income children, teens and college students every day. When entire families are nourished, chil

dren can focus on playing, reading and learning – not on worrying where their next meal will come from.

Mobile Pantries
Their Mobile Pantry truck visits dozens of neighborhood schools, parks, wellness centers and more. Filled with healthy staples and fresh produce, the truck provides a free farmers-market open to all families.

Children’s Backpack
Their Children’s Backpack program provides families with bags of groceries to take home over the weekend so students come back Monday nourished and ready to learn.

School and College Food Programs
They work closely with schools, colleges and universities to stock on-campus food pantries. These pantries help fulfill students’ basic needs, and support low-income students in achieving their degrees and diplomas. Their CalFresh Outreach team also hosts on-campus events to help students apply for benefits and stretch their food budgets.

All year, their advocacy team engages with all levels of government to end the ways our society creates poverty so that everyone in our community can achieve a better life.