Hosting a food drive in your office, school or religious organization is the perfect way for co-workers, friends and family to be directly involved in the Food Bank’s mission.

Questions? Call the food drive hotline at (510) 635-3663 ext. 318 or email

Tools for an amazing food drive

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Collect healthy, non-perishable food items for your community.

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Find a Food Drive

Current and year-round locations to donate food

Orange Juice & Oatmeal Pancakes

Is there any better way to start your morning than a stack of warm pancakes? The orange juice in these fluffy pancakes keep them light, and adds a punch of citrus flavor. Plus, the oats

Why We Need Your Help Buying Protein-Rich Foods

Every year, 36 million pounds of food flows into our warehouse, out to our partner agencies, and onto tables in our community. We distribute everything from pears to peanut butter, celery to chicken, bok choy

East Oakland Community Project: It Starts in the Kitchen

When people who are homeless first enter emergency housing, sometimes it’s been awhile since they’ve had a warm meal. As the Food Services Manager at East Oakland Community Project, it’s Andre Green’s job to have

Seasonal Food Drives

Lenten Food Drive

February 14 - April 1

School Food Drive

March 1 - March 31

Food from the Bar

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 6:00 pm