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The Berkeley Food Pantry thanks the following donors for their financial support during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic:

The Berkeley Food Pantry thanks the following donors for 2019-2020:

 

 

The Berkeley Food Pantry is extremely thankful to Urban Adamah for their regular donations of farm produce and to the United Way Bay Area for their continuing support.

Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project

In 2019, the Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project (BNFP) provided nearly 16,750 pounds of food (an increase of 650 pounds over 2018).

 

Since August of 2012, the BNFP has provided over 113,500 pounds of food to the Berkeley Food Pantry (an average of 15,000 pounds a year). 

The BNFP is a coalition of Berkeley neighbors, faith-based groups and congregations, and workplaces who purchase grocery bags full of popular food items such as peanut butter, rice, cereal, and cooking oil and donate them to Berkeley Food Pantry visitors.

 

Through this important partnership, the BNFP has been able to keep the Berkeley Food Pantry's selves fully stocked year-round. Please consider joining the BNFP to help fight food insecurity in Berkeley and Albany.

Grocery rescue helps feed people and saves the planet!

Food waste is a global problem that can only be solved at the local level. Rescuing food from the waste stream has big impacts for eliminating hunger and decreasing greenhouse gases.

 

We humans waste one in every three food calories produced. The number of calories we lose to waste is enough to feed three billion people (that is 10 times the population of the United States!)

 

Furthermore, redirecting good food from the waste stream decreases greenhouse gases and saves precious resources. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that food waste accounts for 8% of global greenhouse gas. 21% of fresh water is used to produce good food that ends up in the waste stream. Food waste accounts for 21% of landfills.

The Berkeley Food Pantry partners with the Alameda County Community Food BankFeeding America, and Daily Bread to keep food out of the waste stream and redirect it to food-insecure people.

 

The Alameda County Community Food Bank's Food Recovery Program has saved over 4 million pounds of food and provided those in need in Alameda County with three-and-a half million meals.

 

Since the Berkeley Food Pantry began participating in the Food Recovery Program, we have increased the diversity of fresh vegetables and fruits to visitors and eliminated food shortages. We are proud to partner with the following Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito stores:

Bringing More Resources to Our Visitors

The Berkeley Food Pantry is partnering with the following organizations to provide more resources to our visitors:

 

  • Eviction Defense Center

  • U.S. Census

  • Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank

These wonderful organizations will send representatives to the Berkeley Food Pantry to talk with our visitors about a variety of topics and resources available to them such as employment opportunities, housing rights, and nutrition. 

 

The Berkeley Food Pantry hopes to expand the types of topics and resources presented to our visitors in 2020.

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(510) 525-2280

Find us: 

1600 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

 

Hours:

 2-4-pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday