The California Food Bank Rapid Response Fund (the Fund) provides crucial funding for food banks to increase their capacity to purchase food, supplies, and supplement their staffing needs during this unprecedented hunger crisis and the forthcoming long recovery period. We know that during a crisis like COVID-19, it is our low-income community-members that are most impacted, and we must stand together to nourish and uplift each and every member of our community.
The Fund is administered by the California Association of Food Banks, a 501c(3). Donations to the Fund are equitably distributed as unrestricted funds to our 41 food bank members, so that individual food banks can meet their most immediate needs.
In 2020, we distributed more than a half of a million dollars through the Fund.