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…
Bright Future for Oakland Students: 10,000 Backpacks Donated for First Day of School & First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979
[August 21, 2017] Oakland, California – Kicking off the school year with bright smiles and special sunglasses, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson and several other local leaders collaborated with the nonprofit organization SupplyBank.Org (formerly K to College) to distribute new backpacks and school supply kits to 500 kids at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Witnessing the natural phenomenon of the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, students sported solar eclipse glasses also donated by SupplyBank.Org for a memorable science lesson.
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.