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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...

September 1, 2022

It’s Hunger Action Month!

September is Hunger Action Month. This year, the Berkeley Food Network is asking you to double down on your commitment to ending hunger in Berkeley...

July 27, 2022

July 2022 Advocacy Landscape

Welcome to the July Advocacy Landscape blog post. For this month, I will highlight two pieces of legislation and research that caught my attention. These...

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...

September 28, 2022

A Groundbreaking Conference on Food Insecurity Returns After 50 Years

In 1969, the first ever White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health laid bare the difficult truth that, despite unprecedented post-war wealth, America still...

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 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday with SugarRoti

This Giving Tuesday, we are excited to be partnering with SugarRoti – a women-owned, Oakland-based Indian spice company. Sugar Roti is committed to simplifying cooking...

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!