The Alameda Food Bank now serves 2,000 households every year – nearly 5,000 people total, or about 7% of the population of Alameda. People like:
- A veteran with PTSD who has difficulty finding a job.
- A single parent with 3 kids who is having trouble making ends meet on one full-time salary.
- A young couple who both recently lost their jobs.
- A retiree whose rent keeps going up, but whose social security check does not.
We distribute more than 1.3 million pounds of food annually, with over 900,000 pounds of that coming from local grocers, farmer’s markets, the county food bank, and individuals.