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 Meals for OUSD Students

Nutrition Services is operating 22 pick-up locations throughout the city where “Grab and Go” meals are available for any Oakland child.

Starting September 3, all children (18 years old and younger, and students in our Young Adult Program) can receive meals again. Our staff will be taking attendance, but families no longer have to prove their students attend District-run schools.

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.

Northwest/West Oakland:

  • Hoover Elementary

  • Sankofa Elementary

  • West Oakland Middle School

Central Oakland:

  • Allendale Elementary

  • Bella Vista Elementary

  • Cleveland Elementary

  • Garfield Elementary

  • La Escuelita

  • Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community

  • Oakland High School

East Oakland:

  • Bret Harte Middle School

  • Castlemont High School

  • Coliseum College Preparatory Academy

  • Elmhurst United Middle School

  • Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary

  • Fremont High School

  • Frick Impact Academy

  • Horace Mann Elementary

  • International Community Community/Think College Now

  • Life Academy/United for Success

  • Madison Park Upper

  • New Highland/Rise Academy

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22 sites for free breakfast/lunch pick-up

Food Distribution in Oakland

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