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.
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!
Food Bank Employment Opportunities - Updated 2/13/2014
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.