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.


The Latest

$250,000 Grant from Bank of America
CAFB is thrilled to partner with Bank of America to support ten of its member food banks serving California’s most drought-affected areas.

American Association for Diabetes Educators (AADE) Recognizes Redwood Empire Food Bank's Diabetes Wellness Project
REFB's novel program works to improve the health and wellness of low-income adults in Sonoma County who face the dual challenges of food insecurity and diabetes.

CAFB's Hunger-Related State Legislation Tracker has been updated for 2014
Stay up-to-date on hunger and poverty-related legislation with CAFB's Hunger-Related State Legislation Tracker. CAFB is currently supporting 13 pieces of legislation. This resource will be updated regularly during the legislative session.

"California drought: Food banks drying up, too" - Published 4/20/14
Joe Garofoli's front page article in the San Francisco Chronicle focuses on the effects of the drought that will soon impact California food banks.

Food Bank Employment Opportunities - Updated 8/18/2014
Find current job openings at food banks throughout California.

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. More >>