May Newsletter

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May 2016

News & Ideas for Building Thriving Communities

May 1

Focus on: 

CalFresh Awareness

May is CalFresh Awareness Month! 

On May 10, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed May as CalFresh Awareness month, kicking off a month-long campaign to raise awareness and enrollment outreach.  The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) and Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) have been hard at work reaching out to Alameda County residents and running "super clinics" to make enrolling in CalFresh more accessible.  For a complete list of their CalFresh Awareness month activities, click here

According to a recent California State University (CSU) study, 1 in 4 CSU students are food insecure, and many are eligible for CalFresh. This May, ACCFB and SSA have been increasing outreach at local college and university campuses to help alleviate hunger on-campus, which ultimately helps students succeed. 

Check here for CalFresh eligibility requirements and application information.

Congratulations to the Alameda County Community Food Bank for winning the 2016 Feeding America Hunger Hope Award's Food Bank of the Year!

May 3

An ACCFB and SSA Super Clinic

In This Issue:

  • Focus On: CalFresh Awareness
  • May Meeting Recap
  • Stuff to Do, Stuff to Read

May 2

CalFresh outreach at local college campuses

May Meeting Recap

At our May meeting, attendees received updates on each of the Action Teams, with an in-depth update on Food as Medicine.  The Food as Medicine team is working closely with physicians and leadership at Children's Hospital Oakland to start a pilot program to provide healthy food and nutrition and cooking education to pre-diabetic children and their families. 

Hilary Bass of the Deputy Sheriff's Activities League gave a presentation on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant and the plans to use bring "Eden Night Live" to the Ashland/Cherryland area.  This series of summer events will bring the community together around recreation, food, and art, and will provide local small business owners with an opportunity to showcase their businesses to their neighbors.

All future membership meetings will follow the format outlined below:

  • Brief Action Team updates
  • One in-depth Action Team update
  • A presentation from collaborations and organizations that are not a part of ALL IN, but their missions and goals align closely with ALL IN

Food Shift is hiring!

Food Shift is hiring two full-time positions through AmeriCorps VISTA to assist in the operations of Alameda Kitchen, a new partnership between Food Shift and the Alameda Point Collaborative 

Deadline to apply is June 1st.