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

CAFB 2013 End of Year Report
Ever wonder what an association of food banks actually does? In 2013, CAFB and our members distributed 140 million pounds of fresh produce, conducted over 2,000 nutrition education classes, helped 39,000 households apply for food stamps, and much more. Read more about our 2013 accomplishments in our End of Year Report. More >>

Walmart Foundation contributes $500,000 to expand Farm to Family
This two-year, multi-project grant will help grow Farm to Family here in California and beyond, resulting in improved health for low income people and a reduction of the agricultural industry's overall impact on the environment. More >>

It’s Tax Season – Help Us Promote the Emergency Food for Families Fund!
Millions of Californians will have the opportunity to support food banks by “checking off” on their tax returns this spring. The Emergency Food for Families fund supports food banks by contributing roughly half a million dollars to the TEFAP program each year. You can help significantly increase the amount we raise with just a few simple steps! More >>

Food Bank Employment Opportunities - Updated 4/18/2014
Find current job openings at food banks throughout California.

Sue Sigler Speaks on CalFresh and Food Waste
CAFB's Executive Director recently made two appearances on public radio to talk about food waste and how food banks are coping with increasing demand. Listen to full recordings of KQED's "Reducing Food Waste" here and KALW's "How Are Food Banks Coping with Increasing Demand?" here.

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 >>