Amidst the wealth of the Bay Area, there are many people who literally don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The recent stumbles of the economy have added to this already considerable problem as inflation erodes paychecks. Together, we can help with this crisis by giving to Berkeley Lab’s 2022 Winter Food Bank Drive.

The Lab is working with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to focus our efforts. You can give financial donations and arrange volunteer work (both of these food banks report a shortage of volunteers) through the 2022 Food Bank Drive website.

The drive got off to a rousing start on November 29—”Giving Tuesday”—and runs through January 6. We have already exceeded our 2021 total, and your help can push us through to the 2022 goal and beyond.

These are high-impact opportunities to help the less fortunate in our communities in one of the most tangible and deeply appreciated ways imaginable. The need is greater than ever before, but so is the Berkeley Lab community’s generosity.