It is with our sincerest gratitude to our contributors, volunteers, partner agencies, and entire Alameda County community that we announce Alameda County Community Food Bank has been named Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year! Congratulations to Alameda County Community Food Bank for receiving recognition for its nutrition policies, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) outreach, innovative partnerships and its commitment to advocacy and community engagement. Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people each year through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. The food bank’s advocacy team has been named to the Feeding America Advocacy Hall of Fame for three consecutive years, due to its efforts to protect federal nutrition programs. It was also cited for its innovative partnerships with the city of Oakland, local school districts, libraries and county social service agencies. New programs developed by the food bank have been embraced as state-wide tactics to expand meal programs.
“The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a highly collaborative organization that shares best practices, tactics and ideas with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. They actively participate in committees at the national office, present at our conferences throughout the year, and generously mentor other food banks,” said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America.
It is a huge honor to be named Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year! Thanks again Alameda County Community Food Bank for feeding our community and the continued partnership in our pursuit of a hunger-free community.
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