Every month, tens of thousands of Alameda County residents rely on the Food Bank for nutritious food resources. Your donations help provide low-income families and individuals with emergency food assistance and the most invaluable resource of all, hope. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
For every $1 donated, the Food Bank will distribute $4 worth of vital, nutritious food
to children and adults suffering from hunger in Alameda County.
Make your ONLINE tax-deductible donation now! It’s quick, easy and secure.
The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN: 94-2960297. Your gift is tax-deductible.
The Alameda County Community Food Bank has many giving options to meet the interests of our community of supporters:
- Make a secure online contribution with your credit card right now.
You can also set up easy Monthly Donations. Under Frequency, select I want to make a recurring donation and choose Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly.
Sign Up for a Virtual Food Drive:
With demand at an all-time high, the Food Bank has to purchase more food than ever in order to meet the needs of our 275 food pantries, soup kitchens and community agencies.
Grab a virtual shopping cart
, start shopping...and let us show you how we earned our stripes as one of the nation’s most cash-efficient charities.
Sign up a group
and throw out a challenge to promote some friendly competition for a great cause. You can even create teams. As a bonus, you’ll feel great … we virtually guarantee it. We have families, businesses, religious organizations, schools, soccer teams, fraternities… even weddings signed up as groups.
Sign up as an individual
and challenge your friends and neighbors to match your shopping prowess (not to mention your generosity).
- It's the greenest (and easiest) of all food drives
- You save the Food Bank precious resources – schedulers, drivers, food sorters and fuel
- Your donations allow us to purchase our most-needed items
- We can better meet our community's nutritional needs
Please make your check payable to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and send to:
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Attn: Development Department
P.O. Box 2599
Oakland, CA 94614
Double the impact of your gift! Many employers offer matching gift programs, providing a dollar-for-dollar match of your charitable contributions to and/or volunteer hours at the Food Bank.
Click here to see if your employer matches the charitable gifts of its employees.
If so, contact your human resources department for a matching gift application, complete the donor section, and mail it to the Food Bank with your gift. Is your employer not listed? Check with human resources to see if they will!
Sign up to become a monthly donor and provide food year-round for children, adults and seniors in need throughout Alameda County. Under Frequency, select I want to make a recurring donation and choose Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly.Or call the Food Bank at (510) 635-3663 ext. 327
Donate Stock or Other Securities:
Donating stock or securities allows you to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank while realizing significant tax benefits. You may hold assets that, when sold, will generate large capital gains taxes.
By giving stock or securities to the Food Bank, you may be able to reduce or avoid paying capital gains tax. You may also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction for the market value of the stock donated. Please consult with your tax advisor for details.
In order to complete a donation of stock or securities, please complete BOTH steps below:
- For instructions on how to donate stock please contact your broker or the Food Bank's broker, Charles Schwab,
at (800) 435-4000
- To transfer stock to Charles Schwab, refer to account number 1122-8909
- For electronic stock transfers, the Food Bank's DTC number is 0164
- The Food Bank's federal tax identification number is 94-2960297
- Notify the Food Bank of your donation
- Complete and submit the Donate Stock Form online
- Call the Food Bank at (510) 635-3663 ext. 336
Due to privacy concerns, your bank will not release your name or contact information with your stock donation to the Food Bank.
In order for the Food Bank to confirm your stock transfer, acknowledge your donation and provide a tax receipt, you must notify the Food Bank of your donation.
Make a Bequest:
A planned gift is best made with the counsel of one's financial advisors, such as your attorney, accountant, banker, financial planner or insurance professional.
A planned gift results from the donor's careful consideration of several factors, including:
- the purpose of the gift,
- the assets to be used to fund the gift,
- the gift's timing,
- its effect on income tax and estate tax planning,
- and its impact on the donor's family members and friends.
A bequest in your will or trust is a caring way to provide for the future of a charitable organization you support. In addition to being an important legacy, a bequest offers generous tax advantages and may help your estate pass tax-free when it's settled. Besides cash gifts, you may also bequeath stocks and bonds and other property. Please consult with your attorney for details.
Contact the Development department at (510) 635-3663 ext. 304 or send an email at donate(at)accfb.org.
Have a handful of BART tickets in your wallet, each with only a few cents on it? Send them to the Alameda County Community Food Bank! In partnership with the East Bay Community Foundation and BART, nonprofits can turn in old BART tickets to receive the remaining value.
Please send your tickets to:
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Development Department – Tiny Tickets
PO Box 2599
Oakland, CA 94614
Donate Your Car:
Giving through payroll deductions is easy and affordable. A small gift every paycheck adds up to a lot of support by the end of the year. And, it means you can support the Food Bank year-round!
Many employers host campaigns to encourage employee participation in payroll deductions. Some common campaigns are:
Using the donor choice option, write in: Alameda County Community Food Bank and tax ID # 94-2960297.
Combined Federal Campaign:
The Combined Federal Campaign #52816 is a way for Federal government employees to support charities like the Food Bank through payroll deductions.
We invite you to support The Alameda County Community Food Bank through the Combined Federal Campaign. Please indicate The Food Bank on your payroll deduction form using our CFC #52816. If you have questions, please contact your human resources department or the Food Bank.
© Alameda County Community Food Bank
Emergency Food Helpline (for Alameda County residents): (800) 870-FOOD (3663)