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Founded in 1977, the Alameda Food Bank is a non-profit organization that helps Alameda residents in need by providing nourishing food in a compassionate and respectful manner with the support of dedicated volunteers and local partners.

The Food Bank’s mission is to provide nutritious food to the low-income residents of the City of Alameda on a non-discriminatory basis.

In addition to its regular food distribution programs, the Food Bank is Alameda’s distribution site for USDA government surplus food.

Visit the volunteer page of their website to find how you can help. For youth volunteers, scroll to the "Policy on Youth Volunteers" segment of the webpage.

Alameda food bank

Even though PLAY does not participate in the following events, members are welcome to check out these organizations which provide volunteer opportunities for youth.

Open Heart Kitchen serves prepared, nutritious meals free of charge to the hungry people of the Tri-Valley area.

It is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri­-Valley Area of Northern California, feeding the hungry 7 days a week across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin.

There is no qualifying process and meals may be eaten at numerous serving sites or taken to go. Guests come from all walks of life and Open Heart Kitchen has become a safety net to those in need during challenging times. Last year, Open Heart Kitchen served more than 328,000 meals to those who needed it.

Visit the volunteer page of their website to register as an individual or a group.