The Berkeley Food Network Terms of Use

Welcome to the website (the Website), operated by the Berkeley Food Network (BFN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our goal is to create a Berkeley where no one goes hungry. Using an innovative, community-centered approach to food sourcing and distribution, we are providing easy and convenient access to healthy, high-quality free food for people who need it.

By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Privacy Policy

We value and respect your privacy. If you use the Website, you agree that your activities are covered by our Privacy Policy (linked to page on website).

Use of Publications

BFN provides resources and reports on its work and on issues of hunger in a variety of formats on the Website, including but not limited to articles, press releases, photographs, community member stories and case studies, reports, newsletters, video broadcasts, e-newsletters, quarterly updates, BFN’s annual reports, and interviews with BFN personnel, corporate and community partners,pantry members, and volunteers (collectively, Publications). Unless otherwise expressly stated, these Publications are the intellectual property of BFN.

You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal use. You may also copy, distribute, adapt, and transmit content from this Website solely for not-for-profit or educational purposes, provided that the use contains the following attribution: “Reproduced with permission of the Berkeley Food Network.” You may not attribute the Publications to BFN in a way that suggests BNF’s endorsement of or affiliation with you or your organization, unless you obtain our prior written consent.


You may not duplicate or use any of BFN’s images, trademarks or logos found on the Website without obtaining our prior written consent. Please contact for inquiries.

Third-Party Content

We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on our site, and the creators of those materials retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

No Guarantees

Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website, including community member and other testimonials, current and accurate, errors and outdating of information can and do occur. We provide the information on the Website with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness.

Links to Other Websites

We provide links on the Website to information maintained by other organizations for the sake of convenience. BFN does not endorse those organizations or the information provided by other organizations and does not provide any guarantee of that information’s accuracy.

No Liability

BFN will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless BFN, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this Website, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Alameda County, California, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.


No delay or omission by BFN to exercise any rights with respect to these Terms of Use neither impairs any such rights nor should be construed to be a waiver of such rights by BFN.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We reserve the right to make changes to any information or services available on the Website, including these Terms of Use, without notice to you. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website and by changing the effective date below. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Terms of Use.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 10, 2020