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New 'Food Hub' for Low-Income Residents Launched in Bay Area [calmatters.org]

 

By Erica Hellerstein, Cal Matters, January 17, 2020

A new Alameda County program focused on the connections between poverty, food and employment opened Friday morning, the latest in a countywide effort to help low-income residents by increasing access to jobs and fresh produce.

The newly built, 3,300-square-foot space will provide a commercial kitchen for small, home-based food entrepreneurs, land to grow fresh produce and a place to package leftover food retrieved from some local schools to redistribute to low-income residents in affordable housing complexes.

The โ€œfood hubโ€ is the culmination of nearly a decade of planning and collaboration between the Alameda County Sheriffโ€™s Office, the nonprofit Alameda County Deputy Sheriffsโ€™ Activities League and All IN Alameda County, a countywide initiative aimed at combating poverty. The funding to develop the site, which sits on county land, was provided by a combination of grants and a $1.2 million loan from Community Vision.

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