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Article: Oaklandish Supports Alameda County Community Food Bank

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Oaklandish Supports Alameda County Community Food Bank

We're proud to support Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) with an Oaklandish Innovators Award to help sustain the critical, far-reaching, and impactful work they do in our community. 

Also, in 2021 the proceeds from the sale of our ornaments went to supporting ACCFB. Thank you everyone who purchased! We donated $5,000 from the sale of our ornaments to ACCFB! 

For 35 years, ACCFB has remained steadfast in its belief that food is a fundamental human right. They distribute millions of healthy meals annually, serving one in four residents of Alameda County, and are at the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty.

Every morning, dozens of trucks arrive at their Oakland warehouse filled with fresh fruit, veggies, milk, eggs, bread, and so much more. They distribute enough food to serve more than 70,000 people a day. Every day, thousands of pounds of food leave their doors and fill countless tables and cupboards in our community. ACCFB also partners with more than 200 food pantries, hot meal programs, senior centers, and other non-profits to distribute millions of pounds of food every year.

ACCFB is also striving to end child hunger in the Bay Area. Hunger saps children of energy and potential. It robs students of the ability to focus and the resilience to succeed. ACCFB provides our community’s children and students with nutrition to develop, learn, and thrive. 

They use unique strategies to reach thousands of low-income children, teens, and college students every day by supporting school meal programs and stocking college pantries. This support helps low-income college students achieve their goals, degrees, and diplomas.

Volunteers bagging up vegetables.

ACCFB also operates a mobile pantry truck stocked with healthy staples and fresh produce that visits dozens of neighborhood schools, parks, wellness centers, and more. 

This work is both critical and life-sustaining. Research shows a family of four must earn $92,267 annually to meet their basic needs in the Oakland metro area. Sixty-five percent of ACCFB’s clients have incomes less than $28,290.

To serve the community and anticipate needs, ACCFB participates in studies to determine how communities and hunger change. They use the information they generate to help us support policies and programs that advance racial equity, economic opportunity, and well-being for all.

So this year, more than ever, we urge you to volunteer your time or give generously.

Oaklandish is donating 100% of net proceeds from the sales of each of our holiday ornaments between now and Christmas Eve to support ACCFB’s important work in our community. Each dollar raised equals two healthy meals that the food bank can then provide. Let’s work together to help ACCFB create a stronger, more nourished Alameda County, where no one has to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

For more information on how you can help, visit the ACCFB website.

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