Lake Merritt United Methodist Church (LMUMC) operates food programs that serve individuals and families living near the church and all over Alameda County. LMUMC operates a monthly food distribution of shelf stable and fresh produce and food is available in between upon request. Hot meals and sandwich lunches are prepared and distribute twice each week to the housed and unhoused near the church as well as through its partners.
Funding will support Tech Exchange’s sustainable computer refurbishment and workforce development efforts as they work toward the vision of digital equity. Specifically, funding from StopWaste would underwrite the stipends of two Civicorps interns for two 6 month internships who will serve in Tech Exchange’s warehouse at the heart of our reuse operation.
Donut Petit's City of Alameda artisanal doughnut shop sources local and organic ingredients to create classic and unique flavors, uses environmentally conscious packaging, and donates leftover goods to reduce food waste. Funds will replace single use bakery boxes with 150 reusable containers (clear food storage boxes) for transporting donuts from their commercial kitchen in Alameda to farmers markets, fairs, events, and catering. This will result in the reduction of 1,200 single-use cardboard bakery boxes per year.
Alameda Boys & Girls Club inspires and enables all youth, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Funds will support personnel time dedicated to the development of the Family Freshies program, a weekly farmer's market that will provide job training skills and educational opportunities to teens, while distributing surplus produce grown for the existing gardening and cooking program.
Founded in 1977, the Alameda Food Bank is a non-profit organization that offers assistance to the Alameda community by providing nourishing food in a compassionate and respectful manner with the support of dedicated volunteers and local partners. Funds will support the Alameda Food Bank to purchase a glass door freezer unit to aid in the safe distribution of frozen items to clients during our three weekly distributions.
Acts of Grace Bay Area Foundation (Grace Baptist Church) provides the Oakland community with food for those in need. Funds will support purchasing equipment to support Acts of Grace Bay Area Foundation to improve on their food rescue and distribution work in Oakland and better serve their clients in an efficient and organized manner. The funds will help purchase one double door refrigerator, reusable coolers, thermal blankets, hot/cold packs, one utility cart, cooking and food serving supplies, shelving, and two worktables.
MEANS Database is a non profit food recovery platform that works to mitigate food waste and connect emergency food providers to food donations using an online platform to connect food businesses with excess food, such as restaurants, warehouses, and catering companies, to nearby nonprofits that serve the community. Funding will support MEANS food recovery work throughout Alameda County to recover an estimated 100,000 pounds of food in one year.
Food Shift reduces food waste, nourishes neighbors, and provides jobs by recovering overlooked food and upcycles/redistributes it through their culinary training program which hires apprentices overcoming employment discrimination. Funds will be used to implement and scale PAWSitive Bones, a social enterprise producing the first 100% upcycled dog treat, made from locally-sourced, recovered surplus produce and other food by-products that would typically go to waste.
FACES provides holistic, integrated programs and services that empower, uplift, and enhance the lives of disadvantaged community members and families throughout the East Bay who have been severely impacted by poverty, food insecurity and homelessness. Funds for a two-part initative will address food insecurity and food waste reduction by providing individuals and families with access to nutritious food, resources to cultivate knowledge and new skills to sustain healthy eating, food preparation and stretching food resources through a community media campaign.
The mission of Loved Twice is to clothe newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing for the first year of life. Funds will be used to collect, sort, redistribute and coord