Tag Archives: Alameda County Community Food Bank

The produce Jessie Mae Brown, 85, leaves on the porch of her East Oakland home helps to feed most of her block.

For some Oakland seniors, a meal is hard to come by

Some people have potted plants on their front porches. Others have rocking chairs or benches. Walk onto the porch of Jessie Mae Brown’s East Oakland home on any given day and you’re likely to be...
Don Macleay, one of the seven people running for a District 1 city council seat, canvasses door-to-door in North Oakland to round up votes for campaign..

Greens’ Don Macleay promotes civilians on police force, higher minimum wage

The only City Council candidate declaring his party affiliation at every voter forum, one-time mayoral hopeful Don Macleay says he would bring his Green Party principles to city government. One of a series profiling the...
Free summer lunch program kicks off in East Oakland.

Free summer lunch program for kids and teens begins in Oakland

This year’s Free Summer Lunch Program for kids and teens begins this week in locations throughout the city of Oakland. The program was established to provide breakfast and lunch to people age 18 and under...
Volunteers bag fresh green peppers at the Food Bank's one-acre Community Engagement Center. Photo courtesy Alameda County Community Food Bank.

During Hunger Action Month, Alameda County’s food bank urges awareness, donations

This September, in an effort to encourage public engagement in the fight against hunger, Alameda County’s Community Food Bank is working with 200 food banks nationwide to promote “Hunger Action Month.”
Oakland City Center Volunteer Fair

East Bay Area nonprofits look for volunteers at local fair

Hundreds of residents, workers, and commuters who visited the downtown fair during the busy work lunch hour. Community members representing a dozen East Bay Area nonprofit organizations had set up informational tables in the center’s...