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: August 2nd, 2021 @ 9:34 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 (ending Aug. 27, 2021)
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen and Off The Grid
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: WF, 11 AM - 12 PM
Category: Curbside pick-up; First-come, first-served
Address: 1021 81st Ave. Oakland, CA 94621

Cesar Chavez Branch Library (ending Aug. 27, 2021)
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen and Off The Grid
Who is Eligible?: All
Hours of Operation: Tu/Th, 11 AM, first come first served
Category: Food pick-up, Distribution Site
Address: 3301 E. 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601

Rainbow Rec Center
Provided By: City of Oakland in partnership with World Central Kitchen and Off The Grid
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

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

David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center
Who is Eligible?:
All
Hours of Operation:
Tu/Th, 12 PM
Category:
Curbside pickup, walkups, food Distribution Site
Address:
6948 Foothill Blvd , Oakland, CA 94605

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

SOS Meals on Wheels
Who is Eligible?: Older adults
Hours of Operation: Call to schedule service
Category: Home Delivery
Address: 2235 Polvorosa Ave #260, San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone #: 510-582-1263, Option “2”

Open to Older Adults

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 offering “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals for anyone 18 years of age and younger. They can pick up a free breakfast and lunch at summer school sites! Pick up sites vary by location.

All sites open June 7 and most run through at least July 30, 2021.

Download a flyer and list/map of sites
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Northwest/West Oakland
Emerson Elementary (4803 Lawton Ave.)
McClymonds High School (2607 Myrtle St.)
West Oakland Middle School (991 14th St.)

Central Oakland
Bella Vista Elementary (1025 E 28th St.)
Burckhalter Elementary (3994 Burckhalter Ave.)
Cleveland Elementary (745 Cleveland St.)
Community Untied/Futures (6701 International Blvd.)
Edna Brewer Middle School (1748 13th Ave.)
Franklin Elementary (915 Foothill Blvd.)
Garfield Elementary (1640 22nd Ave.)
La Escuelita (1050 2nd Ave.)
Laurel Elementary (3750 Brown Ave.)
Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community (2409 E 27th St.)
Oakland High School (1023 MacArthur Blvd.)
Oakland International (4521 Webster St.)
Roosevelt Middle School (1926 E. 19th St.)
Sequoia Elementary (3730 Lincoln Ave.)

East Oakland
Acorn/Encompass (1025 81st Ave.)
Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave.)
Bridges Academy (1325 53rd Ave.)
Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (1390 66th Ave.)
Elmhurst United Middle School (1800 98th Ave.)
Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary (10315 E St.)
Frick Impact Academy (2845 64th Ave.)
Grass Valley Elementary (4720 Dunkirk Ave.)
Howard Elementary (8755 Fontaine St.)
ICS / TCN (2825 International Blvd.)
Madison Park Upper (400 Capistrano Dr.)
Melrose Leadership Academy (4730 Fleming Ave.)
New Highland/Rise Academy (8521 A St.)
Urban Promise Academy (3031 E. 18th 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.