Food Banks

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Volunteer and Food Donor Programs Address - 7900 Edgewater Drive Oakland, California 94621

Phone number - 510-635-3663, EXT 358

The food bank partners with and provides food to local charities, pantries and not for profits. These locations then pass these groceries and food items out at the local level to individuals who stop by for help.

Alameda Food Bank

650 W Ranger Avenue Alameda, California 94501

Phone number : 510-523-5850

All Saints Episcopal Church Food Pantry at the Neighborhood Center

911 Dowling Blvd San Leandro, CA 94577

Phone number : 510-569-7020

Hot meals, clothing, basic needs, and other services are provided to seniors, low income families, children, and people in need from the immediate community.

Berkeley Food Pantry

1600 Sacramento Street Berkeley, California 94702

Phone number : 510-525-2280

Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Church

Breakfast, Groceries and Food Giveaway Programs

2201 - 73rd Avenue Oakland, CA 94605

Phone number : 510-568-8954

Central American Refugee Committee

4848 International Blvd Oakland, California 94601

Centro de Servicios

Program offered is known as Basic Needs: Food, Financial Assistance, Groceries and Other Items

525 H Street Union City, CA 94587

Phone number : 510-489-4100

The non-profit will try to satisfy and meet all requests. However resources are limited. Breads, rice, beans, frozen food items, and other canned goods may be served.

Children's Emergency Council

7421 Amarillo Road Dublin, CA 94568

Phone number : 925-828-5363

to determine what type of perishable items or meals are offered. Also get help applying for California and government food programs such as TANF.

CityTeam Ministries - Family Services

Address: 722 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607

Phone number : 510-452-3758.

Call for center hours. There are free holiday meals, applications to housing and USDA food programs, Cal-Fresh, and more.

Davis Street Family Resource Center – DSFRC

The non-profit runs an Emergency Food Program. Location of food bank -

3081 Teagarden Street San Leandro, California 94577

Phone number : 510-347-4620, EXT 158

Hope for the Heart - Food Distribution Center

Location is 22035 Meekland Avenue Hayward, California 94541

Phone number : 510-581-4673

La Familia Counseling Service - Hayward Family Resource Center (FRC)

Address - 680 W Tennyson Road, Wing B Hayward, California 94544

Phone number : 510-782-2947 In addition to running a food pantry for Alameda County residents, they can refer people faced with a hardship and the unemployed to various financial assistance programs.

La Familia Counseling Service Outreach Services - Neighborhood Resource Center

Phone number : 510-785-8270

Non-profit foundation address is 3120 San Pablo Avenue. Stop by or call the number below. Oakland, CA 94608 Phone number : 510-601-8119

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Community Food Giveaway Food is provided from the church at

1203 Willow Street Oakland, CA 94607

Phone number : 510-893-2932 

to get hours or to speak to a representative. Christmas meals are served. They also pass out boxes of food to the homeless and low income. the pantry may also have personal hygiene items, hot drinks, cereal, and other healthy items,

New Life Christian Church

Weekly Food Pantry 20394 San Miguel Avenue Castro Valley, California 94546


A pantry passes out free food, groceries, and aid on a weekly basis. Perishable and canned goods along with household supplies may be issued.

Oakland Leaf Foundation

Urban Promise Academy Family Resource Center (UPA FRC)

3031 E. 18th Street Oakland, CA 94601

Phone number :510-879-1642

Supports those who the greater Oakland region. Free food, groceries, Thanksgiving or Christmas turkeys and meals are passed out. Donations are always needed as well.

Project Open Hand 

East Bay HIV / AIDS patients can apply for emergency services, including food. 1921 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

Phone number : 510-622-0221

Salvation Army

Tri-Cities Corps Community Center USDA Government Commodities; Holiday Toys and Food Baskets

36700 Newark Blvd Newark, California 94560

Phone number : 510-793-6319

This is one of the leading not for profits to call in the Alameda and Oakland California region for assistance. Not only will the pantry help feed families, children, and seniors, but they offer holiday meals (Thanksgiving and Christmas), shelter, and case management,

San Lorenzo Family Help Center

Ecumenical Food Pantry 

100 Hacienda Avenue San Lorenzo, California 94580-3444

Phone number : 510-278-2085

In addition to emergency supplies, can provide referrals to charities, churches, and social services in northern California.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

SVdP 675 - 23rd Street Oakland, CA 94612-1162

Phone number :510-451-7676

A Free Dining Room is run on site that can serve hot or cold meals to the homeless and low income. Some financial aid may be provided for expenses too. This can include housing, rent, and energy bills.

St. Elizabeth's Parish 

Bread and Roses Location 1500 - 34th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601

Phone number : 510-536-1266

Provides food, nutritional perishables items, meals, and other aid.

St. Mary's Center 

Food for All Ages

925 Brockhurst Street Oakland, California 94608

Phone number : 510-923-9600

Meals on Wheels are available for senior citizens in Alameda County. There are also applications to Commodity Supplemental Food Program, free weekend snacks for students, and other services.

Telegraph Community Center

Can refer individuals to other charities and non-profits in Oakland California. In addition, get information on a number of federal and state government assistance programs.

5316 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, California 94609

Phone number : 510-658-4457

Tri-Cities Community Development Center 

Dollie's Closet

37620 Filbert Street Newark, CA 94560

Phone number : 510-745-0521

Tri-City Volunteers, Inc. 

Emergency Food, Clothing and Household Items

37350 Joseph Street Fremont, California 94536

Phone number : 510-793-4583

As the name implies, various forms of assistance programs to the low income, elderly, working poor, and unemployed. Food, clothes, case management, and other support.

Tri-Valley Church of Christ 

4481 East Avenue Livermore, CA 94550

Phone number : 925-447-4333

Tri-Valley Haven  

Haven Food Pantry Address 

418 Junction Avenue Livermore, CA 94551

Phone number : 925-449-1664

The location above and below offer emergency food boxes, groceries, meals, and more.

Tri-Valley Haven

 Sojourner House Location 

3663 Pacific Avenue Livermore, California 94550

Phone number : 925-449-2510

Whether a box of groceries, diapers, soup, rice, or dairy, free food is provided to the working poor.

Feed My Sheep

Food Pantry/Mini-Mart

8829 Plymouth Street Oakland, California

Phone number : (510) 384 8604

They serve free lunches, serve a Christmas dinner, and operate a food pantry and clothing closet in Alameda County.

Alameda County referral line

(800) 870-3663 Customer service representatives direct residents to food programs.

Whether it is a Senior Brown Bag or Meals on Wheels, or just a box of emergency food for the weekend, free information is given out.

East Oakland

1909 - 73rd Avenue Oakland, CA

Phone number : 510-569-6369

Clients with a referral from a local charity or Social Services Agency can get food. Referrals are also provided to housing, grant programs such as Cal-Works, and applications to SNAP or free school lunches.

New Beginning International Ministry, Inc.

Oakland, CA 94605

Phone number : (510) 985-0541

Food and free meals are served on Saturdays.

Eden United Church of Christ

21455 Birch Street Hayward, CA

Phone number : 510-582-9533

Holiday Food Helpline 

(510) 635-3663

Learn about soup kitchens and places for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas meals in Alameda County. There is also information on holiday food baskets or toy programs for kids as well, as well as meal sites for the elderly.

West Oakland Community

920 Peralta St Oakland, CA 94607

Phone:(510) 835-8683

The non-profit operates the West Oakland Food Pantry. Groceries, baby formula, meat, and more is for low income families as well as single mothers.

Bethel Community Presbyterian Church

14235 Bancroft Avenue San Leandro, California

Phone number : 510-357-4130

Case management, food, application to Cal-Fresh, and more is available to residents.

Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program 

 3610 San Pablo Ave Emeryville, California 94608

Phone:(510) 499-1263

Clients of the non-profit include senior citizens and families living in poverty. Food, applications to WIC vouchers, and commodity supplemental food (CSFP) are some of the benefits provided.