PO Box 2599 Oakland CA 94614
7900 Edgewater Dr. (& Oakport) Oakland 94621
800-870-3663 / 800-870-FOOD (food helpline)
Office M-F 9am-5pm; Emergency food helpline M-F 9am-4pm
Private nonprofit collection and distribution network that provides food for 240 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County. Seeks to break the cycle of poverty, eliminate hunger, and raise public awareness through food drives, education programs, and advocacy. Distributes food ONLY to agencies, not to individuals.
Distributes food donated (from growers, food drives, producers, packers, and retailers) to 240 nonprofit feeding agencies in Alameda County; also distributes USDA surplus commodities. Provides nutritional education to participating agencies. Sponsors food drives (provides food collection barrels and pickup). Ongoing volunteer program for warehouse and office help.
Food Helpline: provides telephone referrals to neighborhood emergency food providers. Accepts donations of packaged food (especially high protein food),canned goods (vegetables, fruits, meat and fish), peanut butter, low-sugar cereals, bread, and produce.
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April 30, 2015