Volunteer in the Community!

Partner agencies throughout Alameda County need volunteers to help distribute food at neighborhood distributions. See below for different volunteer needs in our community.

Berkeley | Oakland | San Leandro/San Lorenzo | Tri-Valley


Berkeley Food Pantry
1600 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Shift: 2-hour shifts between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Tasks: Set-up, food distribution and clean-up. Also seeking drivers with larger vehicles (SUV and truck) to pick up food from grocery partners.
  • Contact: Please email Aram Antaramian


94601 East Oakland/Fruitvale

Agnes Memorial Church of God in Christ
2372 International Blvd.,  Oakland, CA 94601

  • Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday indoor walkup
  • Shift: 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM (starts in October)
  • Work: Help start this pantry service back up. Work will include set-up, distributing food, toiletries and eventually clothing.
  • Contact: Please email Billie J. Simmons

Bay Area Street Pantry
4804 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601

  • Day: Friday outdoor walkup
  • Shift: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Work: Set up tables for client choice pantry, help direct clients. Vaccinations required.
  • Contact: Sign up here

Mercy Brown Bag
3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601

  • Day: Monday through Friday, indoor walkup pantry
  • Shift: 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • Work: Assist seniors shop for groceries at pantry and support warehouse with unloading and preparing produce. Masks required.
  • Contact: Sign up here

The Unity Council
3301 12th St. Oakland, CA 94601

  • Day: Wednesday outdoor walkup
  • Shift: 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Work: Unpacking boxes, set up tables and distribute food. Vaccination required.
  • Contact: Sign up here

94603 East Oakland

A Greater Grace Community Services
10701 International Blvd. Oakland, CA  94603

  • Day: Wednesday & Friday both walk-up and drive-through
  • Shift: 8:30 M – 3:00 PM (partial days are ok)
  • Work: Bagging food, fruit and vegetables, distributing bags, directing cars and walkup clients. Masks  required.
  • Contact: Email Pastor Phillips or call 510-740-4154.

Grace Baptist Church
705 98th Ave, Oakland, CA  94603

  • Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Shift: 8 AM – 12 PM
  • Work: Spanish, Cantonese/Mandarin language support. Loading and unloading deliveries, assisting with intake and food distributions. Masks  required.
  • Contact: Email Lola Hardy or call 510-504-934​8.


Faith Visionary Services
2680 64th Ave, Oakland, CA  94605

  • Day: 2nd and 4th Wednesday
  • Shift: 7 – 10 AM set-up; 10 AM -1 PM distribution and clean up. Masks required.
  • Contact: Email Barbara Harris or call 510-564-6207.

94606 East Peralta and Lake Merritt

Foundation for a Better Life Center
1520 8th Ave. Oakland,  CA 94606

  • Day: 4th Saturday indoor prep work and outdoor walk-up distribution
  • Shift: 8 AM – 12 PM
  • Work: Opening food boxes, packing, and distributing pantry bags. Masks required for unvaccinated volunteers.
  • Contact: Email LeVon Wortham or call 510-423-1702.

Israelite Missionary Baptist Church
2043 E 21st St. Oakland,  CA 94606

  • Day: 3rd Friday
  • Shift: 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Work: Indoor prep work for distribution. (not the distribution itself.) Lifting boxes, unloading food from vehicles, putting away food from ACCFB’s food delivery and setting up for the Saturday distribution. Masks & vaccination preferred.
  • Contact: Email Rev. Kevin Ary or call 925-639-6500.

13th Avenue Church of Christ
1300 E. 24th St. Oakland, CA 94606

  • Day: 2nd & 4th Saturday outdoor walkup starting in October
  • Shift: 8 AM – 9 AM
  • Work: Indoor prep work and outdoor distribution. Masks required, vaccinations preferred.
  • Contact: Email Elijah Massequoi or call 510-485-2927.

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
330 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland, CA  94606

  • Day: Monday through Friday, indoor walkup pantry
  • Shift/work: Mondays 2:00-4:00 PM prepare bagged lunches indoors; Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30 AM-1:00 PM deliver meals to unhoused neighbors around Lake Merritt; 4th Friday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM food pantry setup; 4th Saturday 8:00 AM-10:30 AM outdoor food distribution. Vaccination and masks required
  • Contact: Sign up here

94606 East Peralta and Lake Merritt

Asian Health Services
810 Jackson St. Oakland, CA 946076

  • Day: 1st Wednesday, outdoor walkup
  • Shift: 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Work: Cantonese/Mandarin language support. Lifting, distributing food, and data entry to assist with client surveys. Masks/vaccination required.
  • Contact: Email Tina Chen or call 510-388-1913.

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
285 12th St. Oakland, CA  94607

  •  Day: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
  • Shift: 9 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Work: Cantonese/Mandarin language support, set up cleanup and food distribution. Background check required for anyone over 18.
  • Contact: Email Lily Hu or call 510-693-3049.

Spectrum Community Services
935 Union St, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Day: Weekday home meal delivery
  • Shift: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Work: Distribute Meals on Wheels lunches.
  • Contact: Sign up here

San Leandro/San Lorenzo

All Saints Episcopal Church
911 Dowling Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

  • Day: 1st & 3rd Saturday, indoor walkup
  • Shift: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Work: Bagging and carting groceries and produce, restocking tables, recycling management and cleanup. Vaccination and masks required.
  • Contact: Sign up here

Davis Street Community Center
3081 Teagarden St. San Leandro, CA  94577

  • Day: Mondays, outdoor walkup
  • Shift: 10 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Work: Cantonese/Mandarin language support for client intake. Lifting boxes, distributing food.
  • Contact: Email Kristal Gonzalez or call 510- 347-4620 x 163

Delight in the Word Bible Fellowship
1221 Pacific Ave. San Leandro, CA 94577

  • Day: 2nd & 4th Friday and Saturday, indoor walk-up
  • Shift: Fridays 10:00AM-3:00 PM; Saturdays 10:45 AM-2:00 PM
  • Contact: Sign up here

REACH Ashland Youth Center
16335 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578

  • Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, walkup
  • Shift: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Work: Setup restock pantry.
  • Contact: Email Santi Soumpholphakdy or call 510-481-4593

San Lorenzo Unified School District
750 Fargo St., San Leandro, CA  94579

  • Day: Wednesdays, school site, walkup
  • Shift: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM and 12:30 PM-3:45 PM
  • Work: Cantonese/Mandarin language support. Set up and distribute food.
  • Contact: Email Simrat Sahota

San Lorenzo Family Help Center
16032 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo, CA 94580

  • Day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  outdoor walkup
  • Shift: 9:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Work: Spanish, Cantonese/Mandarin language support. Distribution help Also needed drivers with larger vehicles for pickup at retailers and delivery to distribution site 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Contact: Email Janelle Morimoto


Muslim Community Center- East Bay
5724 W Las Positas Blvd, #300, Pleasanton, CA  94588

  • Day: Every other Saturday, home delivery
  • Shift: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Work: Home deliver food boxes/bags to up to 8 homes per shift.
  • Contact: Email sister Aminah Abdullah or call 925-264-9297

For questions and to learn more about volunteering, please email volunteer@accfb.org.

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