The grant will allow the organizations to expand distribution sites and help fulfill increased need for food-insecure residents during the pandemic.
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 Bank and Berkeley Food Network. Berkeley, Calif. – May 19, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented surges in demand for food assistance, Berkeley Food Network (BFN) and […]
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 hours a week, and two of her three children holding part-time jobs, the family always had plenty to eat. But the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the order of Guerrero’s life […]
A native Rhode Islander, Holden’s passion for food was cultivated in the kitchen of his parent’s natural foods restaurant. His culinary journey has included time spent as an oyster farmer, cook, and youth educator. These experiences have instilled a deep desire to work towards a food system that establishes equity and access for all. Holden […]
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 2pm; Monday and Wednesday 5 – 7pm; First and third Saturdays 10am – 12pmHours may change, so check back for updates. You can also call 510.616.5383 for updated hours information. Location: 1925 Ninth St., BerkeleyEnter through the door facing the parking lot The Berkeley Food Network’s on-site pantry will […]
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 containment? We want to ensure that we are able to continue to serve as many of our 6,000+ regular monthly food recipients as possible, as well as meet increased need. […]
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 are individually packaged and frozen and are particularly useful for people who have difficulty cooking for themselves or who are strapped for time. These meals are very popular and many […]
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 rented food storage facilities to a more permanent…
Hundreds of people gathered in a large warehouse on University Avenue Thursday evening to celebrate the building’s transformation from a…
We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected to lease the City of Berkeley-owned warehouse property at 1001 University Avenue to serve as our food sourcing and distribution hub. We are currently in lease negotiations with the City. Our food sourcing and distribution hub will have four functions: A distribution point for […]
Andy Olson – Making Local and Organic Accessible to Everyone When Berkeley Food Network member Anders Olson graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 in the midst of an economic slump, he thought long and hard about how his work in the world might make a difference. His father encouraged him to think like an entrepreneur […]
After a successful convening of local agencies, the Berkeley Food Network team has determined the next steps and roles. Next steps include creating a formal membership structure, the initiation of training sessions for members, and establishing network-level services. The primary roles for the Berkeley Food Network will be To be a leader for collaboration among […]
Berkeley Food Network Convenes Local Agencies for first meeting In March Berkeley Food Network convened a gathering of individuals and agencies that are addressing food security in Berkeley. The meeting explored ways to coordinate and build on the work currently being done to meet the needs of the food insecure in Berkeley.