Support the Hunger Program

You can donate your time as a volunteer or make a financial donation to support the Hunger Program for low income Oaklanders.

(510) 238-7756
Volunteer with the Hunger Program

Financial Donation

Each year the City of Oakland Hunger Program provides over 10,000 emergency brown bags of groceries to low income Oakland residents, and holds two special events, the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and the Project Homeless Connect outreach fair. All of the Hunger Program activities are performed by volunteers from the community, and these programs are made possible through generous donations from local businesses, corporations and individuals.

Your donations help provide low-income families and individuals with emergency food, and help to sponsor our special events. Please join us in the fight against hunger! Your donations are tax deductible.

Please make your check payable to the City of Oakland Hunger Program.

Volunteer Time

Last year more than 3,900 volunteers donated more than 27,000 hours to the City of Oakland Hunger Programs. Volunteers staff our annual special events, such as the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, by acting as waiters and serving dinners to low income homeless persons and seniors. Our volunteers also staff the Project Homeless Connect events every year. Other volunteer opportunities include packing and distributing brown bags of groceries at local food pantries in Oakland neighborhoods, and donating food or clothing to our volunteer agencies.