Alameda County Community Food Bank named Feeding America’s 2016 Food Bank of the Year!
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!
Announced at Feeding America’s annual leadership conference on April 21, the Hunger’s Hope Member of Year award – as it is officially named – is the highest honor presented to one food bank among 200 members of Feeding America’s national network.
The Member of the Year award honors the “most outstanding food bank in the Feeding America network for going above and beyond its core mission of providing for the hungry” – acknowledging the role we play in improving the community we serve through creative, efficient and successful programing; serving as a strengthening force for the entire Feeding America network; and exemplifying the highest standard of operations.
In honoring Alameda County Community Food Bank, the network recognized our progressive nutrition policies; CalFresh (Food Stamp) outreach; innovative partnerships with the city of Oakland, local schools and libraries and Alameda County Social Services; and our aggressive, grassroots advocacy efforts.
“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.
To learn more about our work that earned the Food Bank this award, please read Feeding America’s national press release here.
Thanks again to our community – to YOU – for your passion, commitment and partnership in our pursuit of a hunger-free community.