Donate Food

Give the gift of health by donating healthy food that goes beyond filling stomachs to nourishing and promoting health! Preferred foods:

  • Canned tuna, chicken and salmon (in water)
  • Canned soup (low sodium)
  • Peanut butter (non-hydrogenated)
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain oats and cereal
  • Canned fruit (in 100% juice)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Nuts, seeds and dried fruit
  • Ground coffee
  • Teas

Unopened, non-expired non-perishable foods or fresh produce can be brought by our distribution center at 1900 Thau Way. We are open for donations and office hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM-4 PM, Tuesdays from 9 AM-6:30 PM, and Thursdays from noon-3 PM. We will give you a receipt for your donation if you like.

You can also donate non-perishable items into any of our red donation barrels around town:
(Non-perishable, non-refrigerated, no glass please. Any fresh, cold or fragile donations should be made to the food bank directly.)

  1. Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St. (corner of Buena Vista)
    Mon-Sat 9-8, Sun 9-7. See Red Barrel near parking lot entrance.
  2. Alameda Municipal Power, 2000 Grand St (corner of Clement)
    Mon-Fri 9-5. See Red Barrel in lobby.
  3. Alameda Free Library Main Branch, 1550 Oak St. (corner of Lincoln and Oak)
    Click here for open hours.
  4. Color Me Mine, 2205 South Shore Center, Alameda Town Center
    Mon-Fri 11 AM-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-9 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM
  5. Bay Farm Community Church, 3189 Mecartney Road
    Mon-Fri 9 AM-4 PM, holidays excluded.
  6. Encinal Market, 3211 Encinal Avenue
    Mon-Sat 8 AM-9 PM, Sun 8 AM-7 PM

Pick-up arrangements can be made for larger donations by calling the Food Bank at 510-523 5850.