Food: Insecurity to Security, It Takes All Of Us

Food insecurity is real. It is far more prevalent than many people think. It impacts individuals, families, and entire communities. That is why it is so important to be involved in the food security movement. To this end, BOSS has joined with the newly established Berkeley Food Network.

The BOSS mission is to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Food Insecurity is a big part of that. The Mission Statement of the Berkeley Food Network is:

Zev and Grandmother
Zev and Ellen, as part of his Mitzvah he is providing baked goodies to the individuals at Harrison House

To help establish a foundation of good health from which all Berkeley residents can pursue opportunity, the Berkeley Food Network aims to provide an innovative, community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley.

Their mission is our mission. It can be yours too.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) is also launching a pilot program in early Spring 2018 through the Grocery Rescue Program. This pilot utilize unused, prepared food from restaurants, caterers, and more retail locations. The food is transformed at a community kitchen into individual meals that partner agencies can then give to individuals experiencing food insecurity!

If you want to help in Turning Lives Around, this is a great way to do so. If you want to host a collection for non-perishable foods, contact Gwen at either gaustin@self-sufficiency.org or 510.649.1930 X1001 to find out how! If you want to volunteer in the BOSS shelter kitchen, contact Sonja at either sfitz@self-sufficiency.org or 510.649.1930 X1008!