Get Food Today

Need food today? Call:
(800) 870-FOOD (3663) or (510) 635-3663
Or visit
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 groceries or a hot meal on the day you call us.

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 refer 3,000 households monthly. They can assist callers in many languages. Press the option for “Food Today.” If you leave a message, our operators will call you back today to connect you to a nearby food provider that day.