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Did you know that reducing food waste is one of the leading solutions to climate change? Go to StopFoodWaste.org for Food Saving Tips and Tricks. 

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
    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.
    White Pony Express 3380 Vincent Road
    #107
    Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off Preference for produce, dairy items, eggs, and proteins. Prefer not to receive any additional breads, baked goods, and deserts. Food Recovery Organization in Contra Costa County
    West Oakland Food Pantry - Prescott-Joseph Center 920 Peralta St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off fresh produce, frozen meats and fish, canned goods, cereal, juice, rice, pasta, snacks
    Village of Love 490 43rd St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    Village Harvest P.O. Box 9231 San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off This organization accepts fruit only. For drop-off locations, visit http://www.villageharvest.org/dropoff.
    Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Non-perishable food. Formula and coupons.
    United Eden Church of Christ - Food Pantry 21455 Birch St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
    Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore 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; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Dublin, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton
    Tri-Valley Church of Christ 4481 East Ave Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
    Tri-City Volunteers (TCV) Food Bank & Mobile Pantry 37350 Joseph St. Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh Produce and packed food (must be unopened, undamaged, and unexpired). This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Fremont, Newark, Oakland, Union City
    Tri-Cities Community Development Center: Dollie's Closet 37620 Filbert St Newark Reuse Free Drop-off
    Tiny Farms San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off For Animals -stale bread and sturdy vegetables (e.g. root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes etc. that may be softening or sprouting but are not yet rotting)
    Third Eye Soul Kitchen 3047 Martin Luther King Jr Way Oakland 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
    Telegraph Ministry Center 5316 Telegraph Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Food Pantry and Manna from Heaven Breakfasts
    Sustainable America - Food Rescue Locator PO Box 172 Fairfield Reuse Free Drop-off A directory of organizations across the United States that rescue, glean, transport, prepare, and distribute food to the needy in their communities.
    St. Vincent de Paul Food Reclamation Program (Oakland) 675 - 23rd St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    St. Anthony's Foundation (150 Golden Gate) 150 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off If you have large deliveries of bulk food items call ahead!
    St Michael Catholic Church Community Care Program 458 Maple Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Baked goods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Livermore
    St Mary's Center: Food for All Ages 925 Brockhurst St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    South County Homeless Project 258 West A St. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Pantry items, dry goods, & fresh food

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