Host a Food Drive

What is a Food Drive: A fundraiser in which individuals and groups work together to collect nonperishable, canned, or dry foods on behalf of ACCFB. Once collected, our team will then distribute donated food to our partner network throughout Alameda County. Food drives are also a great way to raise awareness about hunger and inspire others to take action.

Virtual Food Drive

  • Virtually raise funds to purchase foods that can’t be collected in barrels, such as milk, eggs, and fresh produce. This is the most efficient way to get food in the community with bulk purchasing power: $1 = 2 meals

Community Food Drive

  • Perfect option for first time food drives, cleaning your pantry, or working together with your neighbors, co-workers, classes, clubs, or teams. Use your own receptacles to collect food then drop off at Food Drive Drop-Off Locations.

Large-scale Food Drive

  • Must commit to collecting over 400lbs (3 full barrels) of food. Best suited for large-scale food drives for events, school-wide food drives, or businesses with 200+ employees.

If you’re interested in partnering your organization with ACCFB to distribute food to the community as a Partner Agency or Distribution site please visit or email our Programs Team at  newpartners[at]accfb . org.

Host a Community Food Drive (1 -20 Grocery Bags or Less than 400lbs)

This drive is perfect for most groups! Enlist your neighbors, co-workers, class, sports team, book club, etc. and collect anywhere from one grocery bag to 399 lbs. of food! This is a great option if you’re not ready to go “all-out” or this is your first time hosting a food drive. Community Food Drive is perfect for you!

Please use your own receptacles for collecting food. (You can download our logo to decorate your own boxes and print your own flyers!) Once your drive is completed, you can drop off your collection at any 1st United Credit Union branch office or other casual drop off location. We visit these locations once a week to pick up donations and take care of the rest! Please note that due to limited transportation capacity, the Food Bank can only provide food drive barrels for drives guaranteeing to fill at least 3 barrels (~400 lbs. of food).

If you have any questions, please email our Food Drive Team at fooddrive[at]accfb . org or call 1-510-635-3663 ext. 318.

ACCFB is thrilled to partner with 1st United Credit Union as the official ACCFB Food Drive Host for 2024!

Now in their 90th year of serving the East Bay, 1st United Credit Union has long supported ACCFB’s mission to make sure that everyone has access to healthy food. If you host a Community Food Drive (400 lbs. or less) this year, you’ll be able to drop off your donations at any one of 1st United Credit Union’s 9 convenient locations throughout Alameda County.

Host a Large Food Drive (Over 400lbs of Food)

Large scale food drives are perfect for events, school-wide food drives, businesses with 200+ employees, etc. If you’re ready to commit to collecting over 400 lbs. of food – that’s at least 3 completely full food drive barrels – Awesome! Our Drivers wil schedule a time to deliver barrels for you campaign and will pick up at the end of your drive or once they are full.

Start your Food Drive Here!

Please email our Food Drive Team at fooddrive[at]accfb . org or call 1-510-635-3663 ext. 318 if you have any questions.

Make your ACCFB Food Drive a smashing success!

But… can’t I just have just one barrel?

Seriously…we can’t thank you enough for wanting to make a meaningful impact on our community. Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused the need for our services to skyrocket and our trucks are at near-capacity delivering food to our community. In a perfect world, everyone would have a barrel…or ten (they’re great visibility for us too!), but at this time we can only drop-off and pick-up barrels for food drives which can guarantee 400 lbs. of food or more (3-4 barrels worth). And, don’t forget, you can always try a Virtual Food Drive which is our greenest option (saves on fuel) and helps ACCFB to purchase our community’s most-needed items. Thanks for your understanding.

Questions? Please email fooddrive[at]accfb . org.