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Food Recovery Organizations and Services

Food Recovery and Donation in California

A new California State law, SB 1383, aims to keep food and other compostable materials ("organics") out of landfills to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. Under the law:

  • Edible food currently composted or landfilled must be recovered and donated for people to eat,
  • The remaining organics must be collected for composting

Food recovery & donation information: additional rules for large food-generating businesses, institutions, and public schools

By the dates listed below, these entities must: 

  • Recover the maximum amount possible of surplus edible food generated
  • Partner with one or more food recovery organizations or services to pick up or receive your surplus edible food
  • Have a written contract or agreement with the food recovery organization(s) or service(s) 
  • Track and maintain records of food recovered each month including type, frequency of collection and amounts in pounds
TYPE OF ENTITY
DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE

Large supermarkets, grocery stores, food service providers, food distributors, and wholesale food vendors (Tier 1)

January 1, 2022

Large health facilities, hotels, venues, event spaces, restaurants, state agency facilities, & schools with an on-site food facility (Tier 2)

January 1, 2024

 

Resoures for Food Recovery in California.

Resources in Alameda County for setting up a surplus edible food recovery program:

(Click here for resources in Contra Costa County and Palo Alto.)

 


Food Recovery Organizations & Services Directory for Alameda County

If you would like to have your organization added to the list, please fill out this form.

Vendor Address City Disposal Method Notes
Alameda Food Bank (City of Alameda) 650 W Ranger Ave Alameda Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda
Food Shift 677 W Ranger Ave Alameda Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland; Outside Alameda County
Berkeley Food Pantry 1600 Sacramento St Berkeley Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Albany, Berkeley, Oakland
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, Union City, Outside Alameda County.
Common Vision 2620 California St Berkeley Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland
East Bay Food Justice Project 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked goods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Oakland
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2218 Acton Street Berkeley Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked goods; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Oakland
Dublin Senior Center 7600 Amador Valley Blvd Dublin Free Drop-off Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked goods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Dublin, Pleasanton
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program (ECAP) 3610 Bancroft Ave Emeryville Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked Goods; Meat; Milk & Dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in:  Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland; Outside Alameda County
Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank & Mobile Pantry 37350 Joseph St.
(Treasure Trove Thrift)
Fremont Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh Produce This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Fremont, Newark, Oakland, Union City
Hope 4 the Heart 22035 Meekland Ave Hayward Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, Union City
First Presbyterian Church of Hayward (South Hayward Parish) 27287 Patrick Avenue Hayward Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward
St Michael Catholic Church Community Care Program 458 Maple Street Livermore Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Baked goods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Livermore
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 418 Junction Ave Livermore Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Dublin, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton
Goodness Village 1660 Freisman Rd Livermore Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Meat; Milk & dairy; Hot prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Livermore, Pleasanton
League of Voters 8440 Central Ave
Suite 2B
Newark Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Meat; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Fremont, Hayward, Newak, Union City, Sunol
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Bulk foods
Mary Barber Ministries 563 El Paseo Dr Oakland Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked Goods; Meat; Milk & Dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland
Replate 490 43rd Street Oakland Free Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Oakland, Outside Alameda County
HOPE Collaborative 2000 Franklin St
3rd floor
Oakland Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland
Third Eye Soul Kitchen 3047 Martin Luther King Jr Way Oakland Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods
Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Dr Oakland Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, Union City
Oakland Leaf Foundation (UPA FRC) 3031 E. 18th St Oakland Free Drop-off Fresh produce, Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods, Baked Goods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland
Arsola's Distribution Center and Community Services 7801 Edgewater Dr
Suite 3000
Oakland Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors: Alameda, Hayward, Oakland, Union City
Faces of the East Bay 4130 Telegraph Ave Oakland Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland, San Leandro
Food of God 424 Monte Vista Avenue Oakland Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods; Other This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Oakland
Copia 595 Pacific Ave
Floor 4
San Francisco Free Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Nonprofits (no fee); Businesses (fee for service) Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked Goods; Meat; Milk & Dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, Union City, Outside Alameda County
San Leandro Community Food Pantry 14235 Bancroft Ave San Leandro Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: San Leandro, San Lorenzo
Dig Deep Farms 15001 Foothill Blvd. San Leandro Free Drop-off Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked Goods; Meat; Milk & Dairy; Cold prepared foods; Bulk foods
San Lorenzo Family Help Center 100 Hacienda San Lorenzo Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Dublin, San Lorenzo
Daily Bowl 525 H St Union City Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/ Frozen grocery requiring refrigeration or freezing; Baked goods; Meat; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Pleasanton, Union City, Outside Alameda County

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