Join us in ensuring good food goes to good use.
The impact of COVID-19 has increased the need of our community and we are hoping for your support!
Do you have food from your home/residency to donate? Please visit our Food Drive page to find a location near you to drop off your food donations.
Food safety is of upmost importance, please learn more about our policies. Thank you for your understanding.
Food Industry Donations
The Food Bank welcomes donations from across the food industry – from large manufacturers and retail distributors to small, locally-owned businesses and grocers. Local food industry donations account for over 25 percent of the food we distribute. Recovering surplus food continues to gain national attention as an easy way to give back, and these donations greatly help us serve the 1 in 4 Alameda County residents who rely on the Food Bank.
Visit this page and click “Get Started Donating Food.” Please provide a description of the items you have for donation (the more detailed, the better!) and let us know if you are able to deliver. For food safety reasons, we cannot accept prepared food (e.g., trays of lasagna, cooked rice, etc.). Products need to be sealed and include ingredients/allergen labels. We accept all types of products, like meat, bread, produce, dairy, ready-to-eat items and more – currently we are seeking dry/shelf stable, canned proteins, and healthy snacks the most.
- Reduce food waste
Ensure that all food goes to good use
- Tax credits for your donation
Earn tax benefits for your donated goods
- Reduced storage & disposal costs
Donations are picked up promptly
- Food Safety
Our teams are trained in food safety and hold it as a top priority
- Donations are protected from liability
Learn more about the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
Donations are never sold, traded, or bartered