California Association of Food Banks // 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.

California Department of Food and Agriculture // The California Department of Food and Agriculture protects and promotes California’s agriculture; California’s farmers and ranchers produce a safe, secure supply of food, fiber, and shelter; These commodities are marketed fairly for all Californians and produced with responsible environmental stewardship.

California Farm to School // Farm to School brings healthy food from local farms to school children across California.

California Food Policy Advocates // California Food Policy Advocates is a statewide public policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

California Hunger Action Coalition // CHAC is a broad-based membership organization of volunteers united in our belief that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right.

California Project Lean // Our mission is to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in communities across California to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Nourish California // Nourish California is a bold, new initiative designed to increase food literacy and build healthy communities. The nonprofit initiative provides free educational resources for use in California’s K-12 schools.

Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments // As a network of advocates informed by community wisdom and experience, the Strategic Alliance shifts the public debate on eating and physical activity away from a primary focus on personal responsibility to shine a light on the role that corporate and government practices have on the food and activity environments where people live, work, play and learn.

Northern California

18 Reasons (San Francisco) // Through an innovative community center and thought provoking, fun programming, we inspire action and foster collaboration toward creating a just and sustainable food system.

Clinic Ole // Community Health Clinic Ole (Clinic Ole) was founded in 1972 to provide health care to the resident and migrant agricultural workers in Napa County.

New Taste Marketplace (San Francisco) // New Taste Marketplace is a community market and a fundraiser for The Food Pantry and St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church.

Center for Ecoliteracy // The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation that supports a grant making program for educational organizations and school communities in the Bay Area. It’s grant programs have supported and helped shape Farm to School programs in Berkeley, Sonoma, Yolo, Mendocino.

Project Open Hand // Since 1985, Project Open Hand has been providing “meals with love” to people living with serious illnesses and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County and has served as a model for over 100 organizations all over the world.

Three Stone Hearth (Berkeley) // Three Stone Hearth is pioneering a new business model: a community-supported, worker-owned cooperative, and a teaching kitchen all in one. Our work is grounded in shared values of sustainability, community, and health.

Southern California

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank // The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community.

Project Angel Food // Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children
affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait. We deliver more than 13,000 meals every week to people in need.

San Diego Hunger Coalition // The San Diego Hunger Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to and participation in federal food programs. Our vision is of a day when no San Diegan goes hungry; therefore, it is our mission to fulfill this most fundamental need.

s’Cool Food Initiative (Santa Barbara) // The mission of the s’Cool Food Initiative is to empower school districts in Santa Barbara County to implement and sustain nourishing cook-from-scratch food programs

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen // Our mission is simple: To feed a daily nutritional meal to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, the mentally challenged, the physically challenged, the senior citizens and most important of all – the children.

News from California

› National Surge in Hunger Being Felt in California (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/28/11)