November 23, 2022

Bayer Fund grant helped Berkeley Food Network get 5 times more food donated last year

The food network funnels supplies from Alameda County Community Food Bank to 70 food pantries in the Berkeley area, reaching more people in need. Read...

November 1, 2022

Meet Andrew Crispin

Meet Andrew Crispin, Berkeley Food Network’s Distribution Programs Manager! Originally from New Hampshire, Andrew is still getting used to the Bay Area’s distinct lack of Autumn-centric...

November 1, 2022

Fall Newsletter

Letter from the Executive Director: In Gratitude On the morning of January 3, 2022, I looked out my window, and for the first time since the early...

May 20, 2022

Hot Off the Press: Our 2021 Impact Report

We are proud to share our 2021 Impact Report with you!  2020 was a year defined by extraordinary growth – saying yes to new partnerships, yes to...

November 16, 2021

In Gratitude

In Gratitude As I gaze down at our warehouse floor from the windows in my office, I am in awe of the incredible work I...

September 20, 2021

August’s Advocacy Landscape

The largest increase in SNAP’s history comes just before temporary boosts expire Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated version...

July 14, 2021

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: How sourcing high-quality food improves the health of not just our community but also our environment, our economy, and the Berkeley Food Network.

As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, thankfully, more and more people are getting vaccinated and returning to work. We are beginning...

July 14, 2021

Meet Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, Our New Research and Advocacy Manager

My name is Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, and I am the new Research & Advocacy Manager at BFN. It is a privilege to join this organization at...

April 12, 2021

Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is National Volunteer Month! None of the programs at Berkeley Food Network would be possible without the dedication and selflessness of our phenomenal community...

April 5, 2021

One Year Later

One Year Later Stepping back to look forward. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a year since a small group of Berkeley Food...

October 7, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Donate or Volunteer During this Time of Crisis

Are you able to donate to help us in our efforts to feed everyone who needs access to free food during this period of COVID-19...

May 19, 2020

‘Game-changing’ $600,000 grant from Bayer Fund will support Berkeley Food Network, Alameda County Community Food Bank

The grant will allow the organizations to expand distribution sites and help fulfill increased need for food-insecure residents during the pandemic.

May 19, 2020

Major Hunger-Relief Investment Will Help Alleviate Growing Food Insecurity in Berkeley

Berkeley Food Network has tripled its efforts during the COVID-19 emergency response. $600,000 Bayer Fund grant will grow innovative partnership between Alameda County Community Food...

April 7, 2020

Food pantries rally to help those made food insecure by COVID-19

Isalia Guerrero never expected to have trouble putting food on the table. As a house cleaner with a steady clientèle, a husband who worked 60...

March 13, 2020

Hub Kitchen Ramping Up to Meet Need for Prepared Meals

We are hard at work turning excess recovered food in to delicious nutritious meals to distribute through our mobile and on-site pantry distributions. These meals...

January 20, 2020

COVID-19 has perpetuated pre-existing injustices in the food system

By Evan Hazelett, BFN Research and Advocacy Manager December 8, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the realities of poverty, food insecurity,...

October 1, 2019

Berkeley High Jacket – Berkeley Food Network Moves to More Permanent Location

On Thursday, September 19, hundreds gathered in a large warehouse on University Avenue to celebrate the Berkeley Food Network’s (BFN) transition from operating out of...

September 24, 2019

Berkeleyside – New warehouse for Berkeley Food Network will help it deliver food to the hungry

Hundreds of people gathered in a large warehouse on University Avenue Thursday evening to celebrate the building’s transformation from a…

November 18, 2018

SF Chronicle – Bay Area developing ambitious new tools to reduce hunger

The battle against hunger is no longer confined to traditional realms like food banks and religious organizations. In the Bay Area, more activists and local governments are trying to...

September 30, 2018

Hub Kitchen Launching Soon!

The Berkeley Food Network is piloting our Hub Kitchen Project this fall. The goal of this project is to increase the supply of nutritious complete...