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.
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.
As concerns surrounding access to affordable, healthy food in California’s low-income communities are increasing, California’s food banks are changing to meet these challenges. CAFB is providing leadership and coordination to catalyze these changes, capture the best approaches, and replicate success. Many California food banks are already at the forefront of a new direction in food banking. This approach focuses on increasing low-income people’s access not just to food, but to healthy food. Click here to learn more about food banks.