Alameda County Community Food Bank

Complete Address


  • Mailing Address:
    • P.O. Box 2599
      Oakland, CA 94614

    Street Address:
    • 7900 Edgewater Drive
      Oakland, CA 94621



  • Main Phone: (510) 635-FOOD (3663)

    Main Fax: (510) 635-3773

    Agency Fax (for agencies placing food orders): (510) 636-4911

    Emergency Food Helpline: (800)-870-FOOD (3663)




Suzan Bateson 

Executive Director 

(510) 635-3663 ext. 301


Barbara Darrow-Blake 

Director of Development 

& Marketing 

(510) 635-3663 

ext. 304


Justine Kaplan 

Director of Food, 

Agency & Nutrition 

(510) 635-3663 

ext. 389


Erick Lovdahl 

Director of Operations 

(510) 635-3663 

ext. 314


Allison Pratt 

Director of Policy 

& Services 

(510) 635-3663 

ext. 338


Amy Prescott Donovan 

Chief Financial Officer 

(510) 635-3663 

ext. 321



General Email Address 

Through a network of 275 strategically placed member agencies – food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care centers, senior centers, after-school programs and other community-based organizations – the Food Bank distributes enough food for 300,000 meals weekly.

Our systematic approach to alleviating hunger includes:


One of California’s busiest – and most efficient – emergency food helplines



A multilingual food stamp outreach program which serves as the blueprint for programs across the nation



Dynamic hunger and nutrition education programs



An innovative advocacy program that promotes policies to benefit low-income residents

A nonprofit organization, the Alameda County Community Food Bank affiliations include Feeding America (formerly named America’s Second Harvest), California Association of Food Banks and the California Hunger Action Coalition.

Days Open  

Office: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Warehouse Deliveries: Monday – Friday, 7:30 ­to 2:30 p.m.

Emergency Food Helpline: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food Stamp Screening: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Shifts (3 hours): Monday – Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.; 12 – 3 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Languages Spoken  
Nearby Bus Lines  
Nearby BART Stops  
Other Locations?  
Volunteer Opportunities?  
Leadership Opportunities?  


Additional Details:

This organization is listed in the Youth Services Directory.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Nonprofit or Charity Readers' Poll Award in 2014 and 2015.