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Berkeley Food Pantry
Berkeley, CA 94702
Details: The Berkeley Food Pantry, which serves over 21,000 Berkeley and Albany residents annually, has been providing emergency food aid since 1969, when several members of the Berkeley Friends Church began buying canned food and distributing it to those in need. Since 1990 the Pantry has been an official USDA distribution site. In addition, we purchase food from the Alameda County Community Food Bank and grocery outlets. The Pantry also seeks in-kind donations of food and cash donations. The Pantry is open three afternoons a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00. The Pantry depends upon a dedicated corps of volunteers to carry out it's services. Over 3,500 hours of volunteer service are invested in our operation every year.