Alameda County Food Bank

Need food today?

Call the Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663. For Spanish press 2.

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Free Grab and Go Meals for OUSD Kids

Nutrition Services is operating 13 pick-up locations throughout the city where “Grab and Go” meals are available for any Oakland child.

All children (18 years old and younger, and students in our Young Adult Program) can receive meals.

Pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays, between 8am and 1pm.

Please note:

  • Social Distancing measures are in effect.

  • Face coverings are required.

  • Kids do not need to be present to pick up food.

  • Multiple days worth of food can be picked up at once.

Here are the 13 locations:

Northwest/West Oakland: Sankofa Elementary and West Oakland Middle School

Central Oakland: Allendale, Bella Vista, Cleveland, Garfield, La Escuelita and Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community* Elementary Schools

East Oakland: Bret Harte, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (CCPA), Elmhurst United, Frick United, and Life Academy/United for Success

Download a map of sites

*Manzanita location offers meal pick up on Mondays only

13 sites for free meal pick-up

Home Delivery of Meals for OUSD Families

To support families who can not go to our food hubs because they are supporting students during distance learning, OUSD families living in Oakland will be able to sign up for weekly home delivery of OUSD meals. Once enrolled, families will receive:

  • A week’s worth of OUSD meals for each child in the house: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 suppers

  • Twice a month families will also receive a fresh box of vegetables (thanks to generous donors)

An OUSD student and any of their siblings (18 years old and younger) who live in the same household are eligible for meal delivery. At least one child in the household must attend an OUSD school.

To sign up, you will need the OUSD ID number of at least one child in the household. Most students know their ID number. The ID number is the student’s lunch number and their technology password during distance learning. If you do not know your child’s ID number, contact your school site.

Families can enroll directly by filling out a google form in their preferred language.

Food Distribution in Oakland

Visit for a comprehensive list of free food programs available throughout the city.