Feed the Community

What's New at the Berkeley Food Pantry?

We are now offering TWO ways to get food assistance:  1. In-person Pick-up at the Berkeley Food Pantry and 2. our NEW Home Monthly Delivery.  See the red box here on our home page for details and to apply.W

See our brand new Frequently Asked Questions about seeking food at the Berkeley Food Pantry.

The Berkeley Food Pantry is 50 years old! Learn about our story and mission.

The Berkeley Food Pantry thanks our generous donors.  Learn more.



Local community gives support to the pantry over the holidays: Learn more.



The Berkeley Food Pantry continues to rescue thousands of pounds of food from the waste stream  each month! Our pantry visitors are the beneficiaries of this bounty - fresh produce, meat, dairy, and a full array of healthy shelf-stable foods. Thanks to Berkeley Natural Grocery, Albany Target, Gilman St. Berkeley Whole Foods, Franklin Brothers' Market, Thistle, Hodo Soy, and Daily Bread for making this food available to our pantry visitors. Learn more.


Our pantry visitors are grateful for this fresh food and we are always looking for ways to increase the amount we can offer them. Read more to see how you can help.



The pantry will be closed on the following days during the  calendar year:


New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020

Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020

Indigenous People's Day, Monday, October 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday, Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2021


The Berkeley Food Pantry provides monthly emergency groceries to Berkeley and Albany families and individuals in need. Read more about visiting the pantry.

Friends:  During the current COVID 19 crisis, we are NOW offering food assistance in your choice of two safe ways: 

1. NEW: HOME MONTHLY DELIVERY is offered to anyone with a home address in Berkeley and Albany. We will schedule delivery dates with you, and you must be present to receive the delivery.  

For details and to sign up, see our online application.


We are open during the current COVID 19  crisis for our normal business hours (Mon/Wed/Fri 2-4 pm). 

Please stay home if you are not feeling well. 

Frequently Asked Questions about this process

We have also started an appointment system to keep people from standing in line or crowds forming. We encourage visitors to come between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p. m. to pick up an appointment slip. Then, please return during your appointment time to pick up your groceries. All appointments will be between 2-4 p. m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

For our visitors, we are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety:

  • Food is being given out pre-bagged to increase social distancing.

  • The pantry has set up outside in the waiting area to increase social distancing.

  • Visitors must be wearing masks in order to be served.

  • All staff are wearing gloves and disinfecting surfaces regularly. 

  • Signing of paperwork is not required.

  • Please be aware to maintain 6 feet between you, staff, and other patrons while visiting the pantry. 

Stay well!

The Berkeley Food Pantry relies on donations from individual donors to provide food to those in need. To learn more about how to donate, please click the link above. 

The Berkeley Food Pantry depends on volunteers to keep the pantry running. To learn more about currently available volunteer positions, please click the link above.

The Berkeley Food Pantry provides healthy and delicious food to those in need in our community. To learn more about how to get food from the Berkeley Food Pantry, please click the link above.

​​Call us:

(510) 525-2280

Find us: 

1600 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702




Monday, Wednesday, Friday