Taking the AFB Show on the Road
While most of our clients are able to travel to our distribution center on Thau Way and our Alameda Point warehouse to obtain fresh and nutritious food for themselves and their families, others have trouble arranging the necessary transportation. So, several times a month, AFB takes its show on the road, sending its Mobile Pantry to locations in various parts of the city where our fellow Islanders need help putting enough food on the table.
The Mobile Pantry visits the Esperanza Apartments, a subsidized housing facility operated by the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA), once a month. We help Esperanza residents get healthy food including meat, dairy, produce and canned goods without having to arrange transportation to AFB distribution centers. The Mobile Pantry also visits each of the AHA’s two senior citizens apartment buildings – Independence Plaza and the Anne B. Diament Plaza–twice a month, providing a wide variety of both fresh and non-perishable food on alternate Thursdays.
Like the service at AFB distribution centers, Mobile Pantry events are “all choice,” meaning residents can select what they need and want from the available food.