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For every $1 you donate we can buy $7 worth of food.

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Donate Via Check or Cash Contribution
We welcome check and cash contributions. For checks, you can simply mail them to us: Alameda Food Bank, P.O. Box 2167, Alameda CA 94501.

Consider an Employer Match
If your employer offers matching donations it’s a great way to double your contribution. Have them make the matching donation to Alameda Emergency Food (our official name) tax ID 94-2878910.

Do you have excess food?

We are happy to accept donations of unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items at our warehouse, 650 W Ranger Avenue on Alameda Point Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. No glass please and only items that are in good, edible condition.

Our preferred items are:

  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Condiments (catsup, mayo, mustard, etc)
  • Spices
  • Soup
  • Ramen
  • Crackers
  • International foods
  • Diapers of all sizes are also helpful
Employee Match

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Got a vehicle you’re not using? Turn it into a donation to us and tax deduction for you.

Donate your car, RV, boat or motorcycle, in any condition, running or not. Save yourself the hassle of selling and make a fully tax-deductible donation.

To start the simple process of donating your vehicle, you can complete the online donation form. Once your vehicle is accepted, you will receive the necessary DMV forms along with your donation receipt. Your vehicle will then be picked up in a timely manner at no cost to you.

Online Donation Form

Learn about the ins and outs of giving via an estate.

Donors who would like to remember the Alameda Food Bank in their estates automatically become members of our Legacy Circle. Learn more about our Legacy Circle and the many ways non-profits can be recognized, including information about IRA Charitable Transfers (benefiting donors aged 70½ and up).

Legacy Circle
Donate Stocks

Donate Stocks and Securities

Another easy way to donate is by designating a non-profit as a beneficiary of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities that you have held for more than one year.

Download our stock donation form here.
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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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