Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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.

Find food distribution sites: Alameda County Community Food Bank Locator, Contra Costa & Solano County Locator, Palo Alto Locator

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Open Heart Kitchen 1141 Catalina Way Mailbox 137
(see notes for drop-off location)
Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Freedge Location Finder Freege Location: Moments Town Fridge
410 13th Street
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Use the global Freege location finder for listings of community/public refrigerators to donate food to (or access as needed) in addition to the one listed.
Mary Barber Ministries 2701 EC Reems Ct
2B
Oakland 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; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Oakland
Village of Love 490 43rd St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Elizabeth House 6423 Colby St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Non-perishable food items (sealed/current expiration dates): Chicken/Beef Broth, Olive Oil, Canola or Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Flour, Rice, Soy Milk, etc.
Ecumenical Food Pantry (San Lorenzo Family Help Center) 100 Hacienda Ave San Lorenzo Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Reclamation Program (Oakland) 675 - 23rd St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Gleaners Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up Ripe fruit from backyard trees in Oakland. Organization will direct you to where to donate your picked fruit or pick it from your trees, and donate it for you.
Replate 490 43rd Street Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee 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, Oakland, Contra Costa County, Outside Alameda County
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Canned food, bottled water
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth 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; Meat; Milk & dairy; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont
Salvation Army (Tri-Cities Corps Community Center) 36700 Newark Blvd Newark Reuse Free Drop-off
Extra Food - Marin County PO Box 150394 San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
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
Berkeley Mutual Aid (Gleaning Project) 1618 Capistrano Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Pick-up Backyard fruit from your Berkeley trees. Volunteers will pick and deliver to Berkeley community group in need.
San Leandro Community Food Pantry 14235 Bancroft Ave San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: 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: San Leandro, San Lorenzo
Copia 595 Pacific Ave
Floor 4
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Nonprofits (no fee); Businesses (fee for service) 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, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, Union City; Contra Costa County, Outside Alameda County
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Non-expired food. Baby formula and coupons for formula
Project Open Hand (East Bay) 1921 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Fresh/Frozen groceries, Meat: Milk & Dairy; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to pick up from food donors depending on the location and day.

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