The California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) was founded in 1995 to promote collaboration in response to emerging social, economic and legislative challenges impacting hungry people throughout California. Click here to learn more about food banks.
To accomplish our mission, we focus on providing support to our membership of 41 food banks, increasing the visibility of hunger and its solutions, sharing food resources and influencing public policy. CAFB develops and advocates positions at the federal, state, and local level on behalf of our member agencies and the low-income people they serve.
Resources for November 1st SNAP Cuts
CalFresh benefits will be decreasing on November 1st, 2013, due to the end of the increased benefits provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Find a fact sheet, client flyers, and additional resources at the link above.
New Produce Education Materials and Report are Available
This study, of a pilot program conducted by CAFB in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, shows that a well-designed nutrition education intervention, conducted within the time restraints of a food distribution line, can still have an impact on nutrition message knowledge and consumption-related behaviors. The evaluation report was conducted by Perales & Associates Evaluation Services in partnership with the Network for a Healthy California. Get the lesson plans and read the report here!
Food Bank Employment Opportunities - Updated 10/31/2013
Find current job openings at food banks throughout California.
CAFB's Guide to Hunger-Related Legislation is Now Updated
Click to read this year's guide to hunger-related legislation in California (last updated Wednesday, 10/14).
2013 Conference Materials Have Been Posted
Click to access conference presentations, slides, and handouts.
Alliance to Transform CalFresh
California has one of the lowest food stamp participation rates in the country. Learn what CAFB and its partners are doing to dramatically increase participation.