CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides monthly assistance for low or no income individuals and families to purchase nutritious food. The CalFresh program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, similar to an ATM card, to purchase food at retail stores and farmers markets that accept EBT cards. Find more information here.
Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB)
The ACCFB has food distribution sites throughout Alameda County and aims to make sure that children, adults, and seniors do not worry about where their next meal is coming from. Visit ACCFB.
School Meals Program
Your children may get free or low-cost lunch meals for children at school. Find more information here.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a national nutrition education program that promotes healthy eating. WIC recipients get nutrition advice, help with breastfeeding, and referrals to other community services. They also get special checks to buy healthy food items, such as fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, whole grains, cereals, pure juice, and eggs. Find more information here.
Head Start Program
The Head Start Program is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five for low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Find more information here.
Find more local food distribution resources in Alameda County on the FoodNow.net website.
If you are in need of food please call the Emergency Food HelpLine: 510-635-3663