June 24, 2022

June Advocacy Landscape

Welcome to the June Advocacy Landscape blog post. This month, BFN participated in a listening session for the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Health,...

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...

May 20, 2022

May Advocacy Landscape: Hunger Action Week

Berkeley Food Network participated in a week of state-level advocacy for Hunger Action Week, an initiative of the California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC). Through CHAC’s...

April 13, 2022

2022 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

In March, several staff at BFN joined the virtual 2022 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. The conference was co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center...

February 2, 2022

February 2022 Advocacy Landscape: Black History Month

Systemic racism underpins nutrition insecurity for communities across the United States. As part of Black History Month, BFN will engage in conversation on food access...

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...

October 7, 2021

Volunteerism at a Glance: Hunger action month and beyond

September was Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is designed to invite folks to engage in the difficult work of preventing and ending hunger in...

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...

January 20, 2021

How we ramped up during the COVID-19 pandemic

Watch this video about BFN’s work in 2020. Our thanks to all of you who helped to make it happen!

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...