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How Can I Get Food at the Alameda Food Bank?

The Alameda Food Bank is committed to providing healthy, nutritious food to those in need within our community – as we have done since 1977.

In these unprecedented COVID-19 times, the layoffs and business closures happening everywhere mean that we are seeing more demand for our services than ever before. Therefore, during this crisis, the Alameda Food Bank is serving ANYONE in the East Bay who needs our assistance.

Clients will need a driver’s license or photo ID. Please be assured that this information will NOT be shared with any other government agency. We ask for identification solely to guarantee that clients do not visit the food bank more than once a week.

Receiving Food

Each family may receive food once per week.

To assure the health and safety of our clients and volunteers, all distributions take place at our warehouse where we provide drive-thru service and a separate, socially-distanced pick-up line for those who arrive by public transportation.

Please remain in your car at all times. A volunteer will check you in with your driver’s license or photo ID and you will be directed to move forward towards the distribution area. Keep your windows closed and open your trunk. A volunteer will place your food packages in your car and off you go!

Distribution Location

650 West Ranger Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(Bus line 96)

Distribution Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Noon – 4pm

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The Food Bank was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned local citizens who saw the need in the community for a source of free food for those in need.

P.O. Box 2167
Alameda, CA 94501

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