Get Food Today

Do you need food today? Call:
(800) 870-FOOD (3663)
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Alameda County only)

 
helplie-MiriamThe Emergency Food Helpline, our countywide referral program, will connect you to a source for a bag of groceries or a hot meal on the day you call.

It’s our No. 1 priority to connect anyone in urgent need with food the same day through an agency close to their home.

Our Emergency Food Helpline staff and volunteers make more than 3,000 referrals monthly and can assist callers in a wide array of languages. Simply press the option for “Food Today.” If you leave a message, our committed operators will call you back and direct you to the nearest community agency distributing food that day.