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
St. Vincent de Paul Food Reclamation Program (Oakland) 675 - 23rd St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Contra Costa Fruit Rescue (ForestR) 20298 Marshall St Castro Valley Reuse Free Pick-up Donate your backyard fruit by having volunteers to come pick it (glean). (Contra Costa Program)
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
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
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
Salvation Army (Tri-Cities Corps Community Center) 36700 Newark Blvd Newark Reuse Free Drop-off
Ample Harvest - home gardens to food pantries 24 Clover Rd Newfoundland Reuse Free Drop-off Use online tool to find SF Bay Area local food pantries http://ampleharvest.org/find-pantry/
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
Family Bridges 168 11th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Food & snacks and water/drinks for the Community Ambassador Program.
Dig Deep Farms (Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Activities League) 2700 Fairmont Dr San Leandro 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; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in these areas: Alameda; Albany; Berkeley; Castro Valley; Dublin; Emeryville; Fremont; Hayward; Livermore; Newark; Oakland; Piedmont; Pleasanton; San Leandro; San Lorenzo; Sunol; Union City; Outside Alameda County
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Non-expired food. Baby formula and coupons for formula
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.
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.
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations. And, produce in less than perfect condition for zoo animals.
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!
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up Moving? Going out of town? Not to your taste? Offer fresh and pantry items to neighbors.
HOPE Collaborative 2000 Franklin St
3rd floor
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: 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
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Non-expired food. Baby formula and coupons for formula
Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Dr Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Types of Food Accepted: 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
Pantry of Hope St Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off

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