Project Release Date: September 17th, 2021
Bay Of Plenty IPA was brewed in support of Alameda Backyard Growers, Alameda Food Bank and Alameda Point Collaborative. These three amazing nonprofits nourish our community through education, sharing, and volunteering. Learn more about each organization & how to get involved below!
ALAMEDA BACKYARD GROWERS
Alameda Backyard Growers was originally founded in 2010 to harvest unpicked fresh fruit from neighbor’s backyard trees and bring it to the Alameda Food Bank. Nearly every weekend, volunteers add to the more than 40,000 lbs of apples, plums, persimmons and citrus fruits the group has collectively delivered so far.
Alameda Backyard Growers also shares expert information about successful year-round gardening practices through monthly presentations. They advocate for sustainable and organic foods, reduction of waste in our food delivery system and the improvement of home gardens so that more produce might be shared with those in need.
In 2021, Alameda Backyard Growers installed and supplied six Free Seed Libraries across our community and has distributed more than 400,000 seeds to both experienced and novice gardeners with the hope that even more fresh produce will be grown by and for Alameda neighbors.
ALAMEDA FOOD BANK
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. The Alameda Food Bank does this by operating a food distribution center that allows individuals in need to obtain the food they need to feed themselves and their families.
The Alameda Food Bank also sets up mobile pantries at Alameda Housing Authority facilities and donates food to Alameda organizations serving the homeless. The staff and volunteers strive to make the experience convenient and comfortable for all those who seek our help.
ALAMEDA POINT COLLABORATIVE
Alameda Point Collaborative is a supportive housing community that uses all of its resources to help families and adults break the cycle of homelessness. APC provides 500 residents, including more than 150 youth, with the stability of long term and permanent housing combined with life skills and job skills training, counseling, advocacy to connect with services, and emotional support, all with the ultimate goal of getting the support needed to be able to lead an independent, stable, and productive life.
One of APC’s job skills training programs is Farm2Market, a small, diversified working urban farm started by and for APC youth who joined together to learn about food access and grow healthy food for their community. Want more fresh local veggies in your fridge? Sign up for their CSA membership program.