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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
    Feed My Sheep Food Pantry - Mini-Mart 8829 Plymouth St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    First Place for Youth 426 17th St
    Suite 100
    Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Non-perishable food items
    First Presbyterian Church of Hayward (South Hayward Parish) 27287 Patrick Avenue Hayward 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; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward
    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.
    Food Distribution Center (Hope for the Heart) 22035 Meekland Ave Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
    Food Donation Connection Harvest Support Center
    PO Box 22787
    Knoxville Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Manages food donation programs for food service companies including restaurants, airports, college campuses and more.
    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.
    Food of God 424 Monte Vista Avenue 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; Other. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Berkeley, Oakland
    Food Pantry at the Neighborhood Center (All Saints Episcopal Church) 911 Dowling Blvd San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
    Food Runners San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Residential and Commercial. See note.
    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
    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.
    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.
    Goodness Village 1660 Freisman Rd Livermore 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; Hot prepared foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Livermore, Pleasanton
    Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
    Suite 130
    Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Non-expired food. Baby formula and coupons for formula
    Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
    Suite 100
    Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Non-expired food. Baby formula and coupons for formula
    Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in these areas: Albany
    Hope 4 the Heart 22035 Meekland Ave Hayward 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; 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
    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
    La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Coupons for and samples of or new formula. Ask about nutritional supplements for pregnancy or new mothers.

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