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As of January 1, 2022, a new California law states businesses who currently throw away edible food must now recover and donate it. Click here for rules, resources, and lists in Alameda County, and here for Contra Costa County.

    Vendors

    Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
    Food Shift 677 W Ranger Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland; Outside Alameda County
    Alameda Backyard Growers 2501 Shoreline Dr Alameda Reuse Free Pick-up Project Pick. Donate the excess fruit on your backyard trees. Volunteers will leave you fruit from their pick. Has gleaning program using trained volunteers to pick backyard fruit in the City of Alameda and donate it to the City of Alameda Food Bank. Volunteer your fruit trees to be picked and/or volunteer to pick fruit.
    Alameda Food Bank (City of Alameda) 650 W Ranger Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: 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 Donations from individuals must be unopened, unexpired, non-perishable & not in glass containers. Preferred ongoing items include: cereal, pancake mix, coffee, tea, condiments, spices, soup, ramen, crackers & international foods.
    Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) 1931 Center St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Pantry items, dry goods, & fresh food
    Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Non-perishable food. Formula and coupons.
    BOSS Administrative Office 1918 University Ave
    Suite 2A
    Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Pantry items, dry goods, & fresh food
    McGee Center for Food Faith And Justice 1640 Stuart St Berkeley Reuse 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 these areas: Berkeley; Albany; Oakland
    Berkeley Food Pantry 1600 Sacramento St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: 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 Mutual Aid Berkeley Reuse Free Pick-up Backyard fruit from your Berkeley trees. Volunteers will pick and deliver to Berkeley community group in need.
    Common Vision 2620 California St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: 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 Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked goods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Oakland
    Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: 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.
    Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2218 Acton Street Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts donations of Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked goods; Milk & dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods. Contact to confirm donation.
    Food Cowboy app 4938 Hampden Lane Bethesda Reuse Free Drop-off Food Cowboy uses mobile technology to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants instead of landfills.
    Falling Fruit App PO Box 284 Boulder Reuse Free Pick-up Falling Fruit is an interactive map folks can add to and then glean of the overlooked culinary bounty of the city streets.
    Food for All app 618 Cambridge St. Cambridge Reuse Paid Pick-up App enabling consumers to buy restaurant food not sold at end of day at an 80% discount.
    ForestR 20298 Marshall St Castro Valley Reuse Free Pick-up Donate your backyard fruit and produce by having volunteers to come pick it (glean), leave you some, and donate it to Community Cupboard in CV and The Dig Deep Farm's Food Hub (The Farmacy) in San Leandro.
    Emergency Shelter Program (Ruby's Place) 20880 Baker Rd Castro Valley Reuse Free Drop-off Canned goods and non-perishable food of any sort (peanut butter, tuna, cereal, fruits and vegetables, mac & cheese) and goldfish crackers, canned fruit and fruit cup snacks.
    Meal Connect (Feeding America) 35 E Upper Wacker Dr
    #2000
    Chicago Reuse Free Drop-off Feeding America's MealConnect links your food donations with local nonprofits.
    Contra Costa Food Bank 4010 Nelson Ave. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off

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