Oakland church

Annual Food Drive for Alameda County Community Food Bank

Sunday. November 3 – Sunday, December 2

Join our annual food drive to over-fill a barrel for the Alameda County Community Food Bank!  The preschool participates as well and builds awareness with the children.  The barrel will be in the sanctuary.  Please share your abundance!

Here’s a letter from Allison Pratt, Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer at the ACCFB about food insecurity in the bay area.

This week, hunger in Alameda County made front page news and was the topic of hot discussion on the radio.

One in five county neighbors is experiencing or at risk of hunger. Compared to national and statewide averages, households struggling here are younger, more likely to have children, and make too much to receive government assistance. And, hunger is growing in suburban areas – an increasing effect of the high cost of living on local food insecurity.

These findings come from a groundbreaking new study conducted by the Urban Institute — a social and economic think tank — and was at the heart of features by the SF Chronicle and on KQED’s Forum radio show.
When you have a moment, please read more about this research. This is one of the most in-depth studies ever conducted on hunger at the local level — and is already informing our programming to reach more people.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we pursue a hunger-free Alameda County.
Contact Pastor Laurie (421-2646) revlauriemanning@aol.com 

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