SupplyBank.Org is a nonprofit operating the largest charitable basic material needs supply program in California.
Replicating the successful model of regional food banks, we are building a “supply bank” to efficiently address the material needs of California’s disadvantaged children and families. Similar to how food banks work with farmers and government agencies to distribute food to alleviate hunger, SupplyBank.Org works with manufacturers, school districts, and social service agencies to distribute basic materials to alleviate kids’ material needs. We combine this approach with unique partnerships that enable us to provide materials at a fraction of their in-store cost.
SupplyBank.Org has been featured on these and other news outlets…
First 700 of More Than 12,000 Oakland Students to Receive Backpacks Full of Supplies On First Day of School
[August 22, 2016] Oakland, California –Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, several school officials, Kaiser Permanente and Target volunteers and other local leaders collaborated with the nonprofit organization K to College to distribute new backpacks and school supply kits to all 720 kids at Franklin Elementary on their first day of school. This event was the formal kickoff rally for a citywide effort aimed at providing school supplies for all 35,000 low-income students in OUSD by 2017. The partnership led by K to College includes the school district, the City of Oakland, several businesses, the Lend a Hand Foundation and Oakland Public Education Fund.
Kaiser Permanente, Foundations, First 5 and SupplyBank.Org to Launch Four-County Diaper Kit Program to Aid Local Families
[December 10, 2016] Oakland, California – Hundreds of moms and dads are receiving a helping hand thanks to a coalition of public and private organizations and the nonprofit SupplyBank.Org. More than 50,000 diapers, 100,000 baby wipes, hundreds of diaper backpacks, and other items were distributed to families at the Eastmont Mall WIC Office as the kickoff of an effort to solve “diaper need” in four Bay Area counties. The event was attended by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, SupplyBank.Org Founder and Executive Director Benito Delgado-Olson and several partnering public agency representatives.