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650 West Ranger Avenue | Monday & Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm/Wednesday 11:30am - 7:00pm

3 Ways to Shop

  1. In-Person with an Appointment
    Schedule Online
  2. In-Person without an Appointment
    Clients without appointments will be served after those with appointments in the order they arrive.
  3. And for clients where mobility is a barrier to in-person shopping, we have Curbside Pickup.
    Preorder a custom packed box for curbside pickup.
Order Online

Receiving Food

Please note: We are only serving those who live, work or go to school in the City of Alameda. Each family may receive food once per week in-person at our Island Community Market. For those with mobility issues you may order online for curbside pickup.

What to Bring

Picture ID AND a piece of recent mail (last 30 days) with your address on it for the head of the household. Each additional adult in the household will need a piece of recent mail with their name on it as well. For each minor please bring a piece of official documentation (social security card, birth certificate, school ID, report card, medical card, etc.)

Our Mission

Founded in 1977, the Alameda Food Bank is a non-profit organization that offers assistance to the Alameda community by providing nourishing food in a compassionate and respectful manner with the support of dedicated volunteers and local partners.

We do this by operating a food distribution center that allows individuals in need to obtain the food they need to feed themselves and their families. We also set up mobile pantries at Alameda Housing Authority facilities and donate food to Alameda organizations serving the homeless.

Our staff and volunteers strive to make the experience convenient and comfortable for all those who seek our help. Our generous community donates funds and food to help us meet the needs of our clients.


Distribution Location

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

Distribution Hours

Monday & Friday 11:30am – 4:00pm/Wednesday 11:30am – 7:00pm

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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

(510) 523-5850

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