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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Oakland CA

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Oakland, CA 94621
Details: Alameda County Community Food Bank has been in business since 1985 ... with a vision toward a day when we can go out of business. We are the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for 275 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County. In 2012, the Food Bank distributed 23.2 million pounds of food, 53% of it fresh fruits and vegetables. Since moving into our permanent facility near the Oakland Airport in 2005 and leading the national food bank movement for a ban on the distribution of carbonated beverages, the Food Bank has ramped up distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables by more than 1,000%.
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church - Food Pantry
Oakland, CA 94606
Details: Are you in need of food assistance? The Food Pantry distributes food the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 9:30am - 12:00pm. You can find the food distribution on the Lakeshore side of the church building, at the bottom of the stairs. You qualify for the food distribution if you are low-income and in need of food assistance. The Lake Merritt UMC Food Pantry works under the auspices of the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
Project Open Hand Oakland
Oakland, CA 94612
Details: Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community. Oakland Hours: Grocery Center & Meal Pick-up: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday; Client Services Department: Drop-in: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday, By phone: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (you can also leave a message at anytime)
Telegraph Ministry Center
Oakland, CA 94609
Details: The Telegraph Ministry Center has the goal of reaching out to those in need within our community with the love of Jesus Christ. Many individuals in the Bay area struggle to provide enough food and clothing for their family. By offering these services, we hope to follow Christ's example of serving others. Our Food Pantry distributes to people in need in Oakland and Alameda County. We distribute food every Wednesday from 11am to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 2pm. The pantry is designed to assist individuals and families with emergency food. If you are or someone you know is in need of food, please bring a photo ID (such as driver's license or state identification) during our regular hours and we'll be happy to assist you. Mornings at Telegraph Ministry Center have never been brighter. Not only are hardworking volunteers carrying out the mission of delivering food to low income and homeless twice weekly; but the community edible garden is in full swing, as well as a new five day a week breakfast program. Manna From Heaven, the most recent addition to a suite of community enrichment programs offered at the center, features warm breads, hot cereal, coffee, and fresh fruit. Manna From Heaven prepares and serves its breakfast program every Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 to 8:00 AM. The clothing room provides new and gently used shirts, pants, coats, shoes for not only children, but people of all ages. For parents with infants, we have diapers available as well as formula and other baby provisions. All of the items clients receive from the Telegraph Ministry Center are provided free of charge. We rely on the generosity of those who support our ministry to provide these resources.