Oakland Volunteers Support Alameda Co. Community Food Bank

Hunger by the Numbers

The cost of living in the San Francisco Bay area makes it especially difficult for working families to afford basic necessities such as housing, utilities and transportation, let alone put a healthy meal on the table.

In fact, research shows it takes a family of four $92,267 to meet the basics in the Oakland metro area. Yet 65 percent of our clients have incomes less than $28,290.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) not only serves or distributes enough food to support 60,000 people a day.  Every morning, dozens of trucks arrive at the ACCFB Oakland warehouse.  They are filled with fresh friut, vegetables, milk, eggs, bread and much more.  By the end of the day, thousands of pounds of food will leave their doors and fill tables and cupboards in the community.  This happens due to the partnerships with more than 420 food pantries, hot-meal programs, senior centers and other non-profits who distribute millions of pounds of food each year.  

Other ways the ACCFB provides assistance is through:

  • management of CalFresh food stamps and outreach,
  • policy and advocacy,
  • healthcare, nutrition initiatives and education programs, and
  • child and student wellness programs.   

Oakland Team Getting Involved!

On Wednesday January 11, 2023, the Oakland Mill reinstated their previous partnership with ACCFB!  COVID had caused a pause in the relationship over the past 2 years. 

Six Mill employees donated their time to pack bulk onions into smaller bags for distribution to the community.  Overall, the team worked 24 hours to support the redistribution of food for Food Bank.  

The Mill will set up a quarterly schedule to volunteer to support ACCFB moving forward.