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Food Distribution in Oakland

This page includes information about food distribution points in Oakland. Please note eligibility requirement information of each site.

Date Posted: May 6th, 2020 @ 4:08 PM
Last Updated: October 1st, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

Interactive Map - includes all sites in Alameda County offering food pick up and/or delivery.

If you have un-met food needs, please call 2-1-1 to learn where you may be eligible to receive food.

Open to All

Organized by City of Oakland...

81st Ave. Branch Library
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: MWF, 12-2 PM
Category: Curbside pick-up; First-come, first-served
Address: 1021 81st Ave. Oakland, CA 94621
Phone #: N/A

Cesar Chavez Branch Library
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: Tu/Th, 12 PM, first come first served
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution Site
Address: 3301 E. 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601
Phone #: N/A

Rainbow Rec Center
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: Tu/Th, 11:30 until meals are gone, first come first served
Category: Curbside pickup, walkups, food Distribution Site
Address: 5800 International Blvd, Oakland, 94621
Phone #: N/A

Organized by Alameda County...

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Hours of Operation: M-F, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Category: Distribution site
Phone #: Call our Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663
Or, visit FoodNow.net or ComidaAhora.net

Arena Center
Provided By: Alameda County EOC – Care & Shelter Branch
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: M,W,F, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution Site
Address: 7195 Oakport St., Oakland, CA 94621
Phone #: N/A


Non-profit & community centers...

City Team Ministries
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: S & Su, 7 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 722 Washington Ave. Oakland, CA 94607
Phone #: 510-452-3758

St. Vincent de Paul
Who is Eligible?: Everyone
Hours of Operation: Tu-Sa, 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Category: Boxed or Bagged Lunch, Curbside Pick-up
Address: 675 23rd St. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-638-7600

Telegraph Ministry Center
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: W & F, 10am-2pm; W, 6-7:30pm
Category: Food distribution
Address: 5316 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
Phone #: 510-961-4385

Open to Older Adults

City of Oakland Senior Meal Delivery Program...

Great Plates Delivered


City of Oakland Senior Centers...

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Provided By: Spectrum Community Services
Who is Eligible?: Older adults
Hours of Operation: M-F, 12-12:30 p.m.
Category: Food pick-up, distribution site
Address: 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Phone #: 510-238-3284

East Bay Korean American Senior Center
Provided By: East Bay Korean American Senior Center
Who is Eligible?: Older Adults
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, distribution site
Address: 1723 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-763-0736

East Oakland Senior Center
Provided By: East Oakland Senior Center
Who is Eligible?: Older Adults
Hours of Operation: M-F, 11 a.m.
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 9255 Edes Ave., Oakland, CA 94603
Phone #: 510-615-5731

North Oakland Senior Center
Advanced reservation required to ensure a meal is available. Call site directly or the central meal ordering hotlines at 510-881-0300 ext. 242
Provided By: Spectrum Community Services, Inc
Who is Eligible?: Older Adults
Hours of Operation: M-F, 12-12:30 PM
Category: Take home meals
Address: 5714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Phone #: 510-597-5085

West Oakland Senior Center
Provided By: West Oakland Senior Center
Who is Eligible?: Older Adults
Hours of Operation: In development
Category: Food pick-up
Address: 1724 Adeline St. Oakland, CA 94607
Phone #: 510-238-7016


Non-Profits...

Center for Elders Independence
Who is Eligible?: Older Adults
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 1955 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-433-1150

East Bay Local Asian Development Corporation (EBALDC)
Who is Eligible?: Older adults and families
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up distribution site
Address: 1825 San Pablo Ave., #200, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-287-5353

Mercy Brown Bag HQ
Who is Eligible?: Older adults
Hours of Operation: Call to schedule service
Category: Food pick-up and home delivery
Address: 3431. Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601
Phone #: 510-534-8540, ext. 369

Project Open Hand Oakland
Who is Eligible?: Older adults and disabled individuals
Hours of Operation: M-F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 1921 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-622-0221

Open to Families

Church of Christ
Who is Eligible?: Low income families
Hours of Operation: Friday
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 1300 E. 24th St. Oakland, CA 94606
Phone #: 510-532-9434

Cornerstone Baptist Church
Who is Eligible?: Low income families
Hours of Operation: Friday
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 3535 38th Ave. Oakland, CA 94619
Phone #: 510-530-9166

East Oakland ShopRite
Who is Eligible?: District 6 low-income families
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 5800 Bancroft Ave., Oakland, CA 94605
Phone #: 510-632-5426

Downs Memorial Church
Who is Eligible?: Low-income families
Hours of Operation: Friday
Category: Curbside pick-up; 400 meals first-come, first-served
Address: 6026 Idaho St.
Phone #: 510-654-5858

Last Phase Loaves & Fishes
Who is Eligible?: Low income families
Hours of Operation: Friday
Category: Food distribution
Address: 1060 32nd St. Oakland, CA 94608
Phone #: 510-689-6720

Oakland Housing Authority – Lockwood Gardens
Who is Eligible?: Families
Hours of Operation: In-development - call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 1327 65th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621
Phone #: N/A

Oakland Unified School District

OUSD Meals for Kids During the Summer

The OUSD Nutrition Services Department is operating 24 pick-up locations where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for all OUSD students or families and any Oakland child 18 and under. The sites below will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 8 AM – 12 PM

Download a flyer and list/map of sites
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Northwest/West Oakland
Emerson Elementary (4803 Lawton Ave.)
Hoover Elementary (890 Brockhurst St.)
Sankofa Elementary (581 61st St.)
West Oakland Middle School (991 14th St.)

Central Oakland
Allendale Elementary (3670 Penniman Ave.)
Bella Vista Elementary (1025 E 28th St.)
Cleveland Elementary (745 Cleveland St.)
Garfield Elementary (1640 22nd Ave.)
La Escuelita (1050 2nd Ave.)
Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community (2409 E 27th St.)
Oakland High School (1023 MacArthur Blvd.)

East Oakland
Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave.)
Castlemont High School (8601 MacArthur Blvd.)
Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (1390 66th Ave.)
East Oakland PRIDE (8000 Birch St.)
Elmhurst United Middle School (1800 98th Ave.)
Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary (10315 E St.)
Fremont High School (4610 Foothill Blvd.)
Frick Impact Academy (2845 64th Ave.)
Horace Mann Elementary (5222 Ygnacio Ave.)
Life Academy/United for Success (2101 35th Ave.)
Madison Park Upper (400 Capistrano Dr.)
Melrose Leadership Academy (4730 Fleming Ave.)
New Highland/Rise Academy (8521 A St.)

On-site Residents Only

Lions Creek Senior Partners
Who is Eligible?: For on-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 6710 Lion Way, Oakland, CA 94621
Phone #: 510-569-0239

Northgate Terrace
Who is Eligible?: On-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 500 24th St., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone #: 510-465-9346

Oakland Housing Authority - Union St. (Peralta)
Who is Eligible?: On-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up and distribution site
Address: 935 Union St. Oakland, CA 94607
Phone #: N/A

Palo Vista Gardens
Who is Eligible?: On-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 6401 Fenham St. Oakland, CA 94621
Phone #: 510-430-2698

Posada de Colores (Unity Council)
Who is Eligible?: On-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution site
Address: 1900 Fruitvale Ave., #2A Oakland, CA 94601
Phone #: 510-535-6123

St. Mary’s Center
Who is Eligible?: On-site residents only
Hours of Operation: Call ahead to confirm
Category: Emergency food provider
Address: 925 Brockhurst St. Oakland, CA 94608
Phone #: 510-923-9600

Volunteer to Deliver Groceries to Seniors

What: Deliver groceries to seniors

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 pm to about 3 pm, as deliveries take about 2 hours

Where: Pick up groceries from the North Oakland Senior Center

5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609

Contact: Liz Hillen at lhillen@oaklandca.gov or 510-238-3620

Must have valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and use of a vehicle. This grocery delivery is a joint project between LIFE ElderCare and the City of Oakland’s Senior Companion Program.