Berkeley Food and Housing Project - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Supporting Homeless Veterans & Their Families

Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) has a long history of quickly obtaining safe and secure housing for veterans experiencing homelessness, providing employment assistance, improving clients’ wellbeing, and providing supportive services to keep them housed. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness in the Bay Area had increased dramatically in recent years. The region has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the nation, and analysis from Columbia University predicts a 20% rise in CA homelessness due to COVID-19. BFHP administers multiple programs providing employment and social service support veteran households experiencing homelessness across five Northern California counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Solano and Amador. This BWF grant will provide food for 200 veterans in BFHP’s Grant Per Diem and transitional housing programs, nutrition classes to help veterans make healthy decisions, and kitchen supplies for veteran household transitioning into permanent housing.