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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 of volunteers. Our volunteers ensure that fresh and healthy food is available to all members of the Berkeley and Albany communities— but more than that, volunteers empower BFN to expand […]

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 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 […]

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, housing instability, and racial injustice in the United States. Since May, an astounding 8 million Americans have slipped into poverty.  Black, Latinx, indigenous, and immigrant households have been hit particularly […]

New home for the Berkeley Food Network

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 […]

Roles and next steps determined

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 […]