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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
    La Familia Counseling Service (Hayward Family Resource Center) 680 W Tennyson Road
    Wing B
    Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
    League of Voters 8440 Central Ave
    Suite 2B
    Newark Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Meat; Bulk foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City, Sunol
    Mary Barber Ministries 563 El Paseo Dr 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
    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
    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.
    MEANS Database - Matching Excess & Need 4410 Massachusetts Ave Washington Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Free Mail-in Informational Directory. Online database. Accepted Food: 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 lists 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.
    Mercy Brown Bag Program 1301 Marina Village Parkway
    Suite 210
    Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) 1931 Center St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Pantry items, dry goods, & fresh food
    New Beginning International Ministry 5609 Foothill Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
    New Life Christian Church 1265 B Street 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; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods; Bulk foods This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in these areas: Castro Valley; Hayward; San Leandro; San Lorenzo 
    Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice (Self Help Hunger Program) 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Types of Food Accepted: Fresh produce; Shelf-stable/Non-perishable foods; Baked Goods; Meat; Milk & Dairy; Cold prepared foods; Hot prepared foods. This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in these areas: Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland
    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.
    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 up and deliver it for you.
    Oakland Leaf Foundation (UPA FRC) 3031 E. 18th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off 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: Oakland
    Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off For Animals. Any produce items, cereal, baguettes, dried fruit, nuts, and pumpkins. NO: onions, limes, lemons or herbs. No rotten or moldy foods.
    OLIO app - The Food Sharing Revolution West Hollywood Reuse Free Pick-up Volunteer to pick up perishable food locally to use or redistribute
    Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Canned food, bottled water
    Open Heart Kitchen 1141 Catalina Way Mailbox 137
    (see notes for drop-off location)
    Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
    Open Heart, Pleasanton 1141 Catalina Drive Mailbox 137
    (see notes for drop-off location)
    Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
    Pantry of Hope St Paul's Episcopal Church
    114 Montecito Ave
    Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off

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