Welcome to 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
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