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Essential Food and Medicine (EFAM) - Oakland - 2311 Magnolia St

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Essential Food and Medicine (EFAM)

2311 Magnolia St, Oakland, California 94607

Food Collection: M, W, Su (Contact for potential flexibility.)
Distribution Days: M, Tu, Th, Su

EFAM recovers, transforms, and distributes food surplus and natural medicines into juice and smoothies and provides education and support to unhoused, formerly incarcerated, low income and indigenous communities to further the regeneration of people and land. The pulp from juicing goes into their compost and soil production.

Please make sure to contact the organization to confirm if they can accept your donation. Contact: Danielle Epifani, Food Recovery Manager,, Please Text (510) 306-1413

This Food Recovery Organization is willing to collect from food donors in: Alameda; Albany, Berkeley; Emeryville; Oakland; Piedmont

Item Notes Method Destination
Clothing - Good Condition Donations clothing. Contact regarding specific needs.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Food for Donation 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; Emeryville; Oakland; Piedmont
  • Free Drop-off
  • Free Pick-up
  • Reuse
Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition Blankets
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Personal Care & Beauty Products - New/Unused Hygiene items; first aid items/kits. Additionally: Natural remedies and supplements (i.e. medicinal herbs, tinctures, flower remedies, powdered mushrooms, superfood supplements).
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Pet Supplies - Working Pet food donations and care accepted. Contact for details.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
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