Your donations provide low-income families and individuals with emergency food assistance and the most invaluable resource of all, hope.


For every $1 donated, the Food Bank will distribute $6 worth of vital, nutritious food.

Make your ONLINE tax-deductible donation now! It’s quick, easy and secure.

Alameda County Community Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; our federal tax ID # is 94-2960297.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law as no goods or services were exchanged nor provided in consideration of this gift and/or contribution.
Alameda County Community Food Bank has many giving options to meet the interests of our community of supporters:
Monthly Helping
You can provide food year-round for children, adults and seniors throughout Alameda County who are struggling with the burden of hunger. (click to see more)

Sign up to make a recurring gift and provide food year-round for children, adults and seniors in need throughout Alameda County.

On our special Monthly Helping donate page, under Frequency, select Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly. You can also mail us a check for your first recurring gift and authorize the Food Bank to deduct all following donations directly from your account. Please call our development team at (510) 635-3663 ext. 111 if you have any questions.

If you are a current recurring donor and want to make any changes to your gift, please call us at (510) 635-3663 ext. 111.

Would you prefer to make your recurring gift through ? You can sign up here to create your PayPal recurring gift to the Food Bank.

Virtual Food Drive
Shop for the most common food drive items from the convenience of your home or work computer! A Great complement or alternative to traditional food drive. (click to see more)
Sign Up for a Virtual Food Drive:

  • It's the greenest (and easiest) of all food drives
  • Save yourself the time and bother of shopping
  • You can purchase more food with your $$!
  • With our bulk purchasing power, we turn every $1 you donate into $6 worth of food
  • You save the Food bank precious resources—schedulers, drivers, food sorters and
  • Your donations allow us to purchase our most-needed items to best meet our community’s nutritional needs

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 — as a group or as an individual — 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.

Donate by Mail
Send your donation by mail. (click to see more)
Please make your check payable to Alameda County Community Food Bank (or ACCFB) and send to:

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Attn: Development Department
PO BOX 2599
Oakland, CA 94614

Download a printable form.

Donate by PayPal
Prefer to make your gift via PayPal? (click to see more)

The Food Bank now accepts PayPal for your convenience!

When making your contribution through PayPal, please click the box: Share my mailing address with Alameda County Community Food Bank so that we may view your mailing address. Without your address, we cannot provide an acknowledgment of your gift, which is important for tax purposes.

Donor-Advised Funds
Contribute through donor-advised funds. (click to see more)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows you to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to the Food Bank.

Donors with accounts at specific financial institutions can direct a donor-advised gift through:


Matching Gifts
Double the impact of your fit! Find out if your employer will match your charitable gift or volunteer hours. (click to see more)

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, check online or 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!

Donate Stock or Other Securities
Donate stock or other securities to support Alameda County Community Food Bank. (click to see more)
**PLEASE NOTE: In order for your gift of stock or securities to be properly acknowledged, please notify the Food Bank upon completing your donation. Notification options are in the instructions below. Thank you!**
  1. 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, ACCFB’s DTC number is 0164
    • The Food Bank's federal tax identification number is 94-2960297
    • To protect your privacy, your bank will NOT release your name or contact information to the Food Bank.
  2. Notify Alameda County Community Food Bank of your donation: 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 stock donation.
    • Complete and submit the Donate Stock Form online
    • Call Kathy McPhee at (510) 635-3663 ext. 336
    • Our mailing address is
      Alameda County Community Food Bank
      Attn: Development Department
      PO Box 2599
      Oakland, CA 94614

Due to privacy concerns, your bank will not release your name or contact information with your stock donation to the Food Bank.

Legacy Giving - Will to End Hunger Society
A bequest in your will or trust is a caring way to make sure families facing hunger in the future will have a safety net in the Food Bank. (click to see more)

LegacyLogoLegacy giving is a caring way to provide for the future of the Food Bank. Bequests offer generous tax advantages and may help your estate pass tax-free when it's settled.

  • Click here for information about Will to End Hunger, the Food Bank’s legacy giving society.
  • Click here for detailed information about legacy giving options.

The Food Bank would also be happy to provide details about legacy giving and Will to End Hunger.  Please contact our development team at (510) 635-3663 ext. 336.

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.

Tiny Tickets
Donate Your Leftover BART Tickets! (click to see more)

Have a handful of BART tickets in your wallet, each with only a few cents on it? Send them to 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
Attn: Development Department
PO Box 2599
Oakland, CA 94614

Payroll Deductions
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. (click to see more)

Combined Federal CampaignGiving 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:

United Way
Check “Optional” on the right side of the form and write in “Alameda County Community Food Bank”.

Independent Charities of America

Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign is a way for Federal government employees to support charities like the Food Bank through payroll deductions. Please indicate The Food Bank on your payroll deduction form using our CFC #52816.

California State Employees Charitable Campaign:: Org ID#4466

Donate Your Car

It is a free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductable donation to the Food Bank!