For over 30 years, we have stood by our unwavering belief that food is a basic human right. We distribute millions of healthy meals every year, and are on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty.
We’re committed to creating a healthy, prosperous and just community
Every morning, dozens of trucks arrive at our Oakland warehouse. They’re filled with fresh fruit, veggies, milk, eggs, bread and much more. By the end of the day, thousands of pounds of food will leave our doors and fill tables and cupboards in our community.
Alameda County Community Food Bank
The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that supplies food to 275 Alameda County, California agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care and senior centers, and after-school programs, provides an emergency food helpline, teaches nutrition and hunger education, and conducts outreach about California's food stamps program CalFresh. Located in Oakland, California, the food bank distributes enough food for 300,000 meals weekly. Almost 50% of the food supply consists of fresh produce from California farms. The organization is a member of the California Association of Food Banks, Feeding America, and the California Hunger Action Coalition. Their headquarters are at 7900 Edgewater Drive, next door to Oikos University. The food bank is in the former location of the book distributor Bookpeople.
According to 2010 census figures, 13.5 percent of the Alameda County population live below the poverty line and about 70 percent of students in the Oakland school district qualify for free or reduced-priced meals at school. The Alameda County Community Food Bank assists some of these students through their Children's BackPack Program. At the end of every other week, a bag of food is given to these students' families so they will have enough food for the weekend. The Alameda County Community Food Bank works with to build their organizational disaster response capacity and share emergency readiness within their network of 275 service providers.
OAKLAND, CA 94614-0599 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1985
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.