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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.

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.

Please complete our client intake form before your next visit to the Alameda Food Bank. We are collecting this information to improve access to food and financial support so that we can better serve our clients! This information is not shared with any external organizations or government agencies.

Client Intake Form – Sign Up Here

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!

Online Order Form

If there are specific non-perishable item you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to get them for you.

Click on the button below to fill out the request form. Place your order as early as a week in advance and no later than one hour prior to pick up time.

When you arrive to pick up your food, notify staff that you have completed an online order and have your confirmation email ready to help us find your order!

Online Order Form

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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