Support Us

We welcome your donations!

Donate Funds

 

Cash donations are greatly appreciated and very helpful! We use donated funds to buy shelf stable food and perishable items such as fresh milk, meat and eggs. We can make your cash donations go a long way by buying from the Alameda County Community Food Bank and other discount sources. For each $1.00 you donate, we are able to purchase $6.00 worth of food!

 

To make a cash donation to the Berkeley Food Pantry please click the Donate Now button at the top or bottom of this page to be redirected to our PayPal page. We also accept donations made by check, either in person or by mail. We are located at 1600 Sacramento Street Berkeley, CA  94702. Please make checks payable to Berkeley Food Pantry.

 

The Food Pantry operates under the 501(c)(3) status of the Berkeley Friends Church (EIN 94-6003752), and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate Your Vehicle 

 

Berkeley Food Pantry partners with Cars, a 501(c)3 non-profit to accept vehicle donations. If you have any further questions about vehicle donations, please feel free to contact the director at director@berkeleyfoodpantry.org.

Gifts of Stock

 

Please consider making a gift of appreciated securities- stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to the Berkeley Food Pantry. Please contact the director at director@berkeleyfoodpantry.org for more information.

Planned Giving

 

The Berkeley Food Pantry would be honored to be considered to be named in your will or living trust, or named in memorial or honorary gifts. Please contact the director at director@berkeleyfoodpantry.org for more information.

Donate Food

In order to decrease foot traffic and better protect our staff and volunteers, we request that people do not drop off individual food donations at this time. We will only accept food donations from grocery stores, farms, our partner organizations, or retailers at this time. Please contact director@berkeleyfoodpantry.org if you have questions or have a donation. We ask individuals only for monetary donations at this time. 

We encourage neighbors who are interested in donating food to join the Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project. Rather than making a one-time only donation of food, the BNFP provides an easy way for you to become an on-going food donor. Participants are given a BNFP bag and encouraged to fill it with extra food items purchased for the Berkeley Food Pantry each time they shop. On the second Saturday of every even-numbered month, a BNFP Neighborhood Coordinator will pick up your bag of food donations and deliver them to the pantry. Please go to berkeleyfoodproject.org/donor-signup-form.php to learn more about the project and how you can join.

If you are interested in organizing a food drive or in making a one-time donation of food, please call (510) 525-2280 or email us at info@berkeleyfoodpantry.org to make arrangements for us to receive your donation. We will provide a receipt for tax purposes.

We are most in need of the following food donations:

  • Peanut butter

  • Low-sodium canned meats such as tuna or chicken

  • Low-sugar breakfast cereal

  • Canned soups

  • Canned beans

  • Brown rice

  • Healthy snack foods for kids

  • Gluten-free grains and pasta

  • Shelf-stable non-dairy milk, e.g. soy, almond, oat, etc.

  • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, and mayonaise

  • Seasonings such as salt, pepper, herbs, spices, garlic

  • Cooking oil

  • Boxes of teabags

  • Meal replacements

  • Fresh garden produce

  • Toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, bath soap, deodorant, and shampoo

While we appreciate all food donations, we are unable to accept:

  • Expired or outdated food (please check the "sell-by" date)

  • Prepared or home-canned food (food must be factory sealed/packaged)

  • Any food in containers that have been opened

  • Soda, chips, candy, and sugary snacks and cereals.

We depend on your donations!

​​Call us:

(510) 525-2280

Find us: 

1600 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

 

Hours:

 2-4-pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday