• Meal Service by District

    Alameda County graphic and meals icon with text: STUDENT MEAL SERVICE SITES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is renewing through December 31, 2020 the waiver which allowed school districts to offer free meals to any child in need throughout the summer. This is in addition to the series of waivers it previously renewed that allow flexibility on meals distribution throughout the 2020-21 school year. 

    Please click on a district name to find more information about its meal services. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to complete applications for free/reduced priced meals.

  • Alameda Unified School District

    Days: Tuesday & Friday

    Times: 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Locations:

    • Academy of Alameda: 401 Pacific Ave
    • Earhart Elementary School: 400 Packet Landing Road
    • Encinal High School: 210 Central Ave
    • Lincoln Middle School: 1250 Fernside Blvd
    • Love Elementary School: 2025 Santa Clara Ave
    • Paden Elementary School: 444 Central Ave
    • Ruby Bridges Elementary School: 351 Jack London Ave
    • Wood Middle School: 420 Grand Street

    Notes: Any youth up to age 18 (not just AUSD students) can pick up meals at our distribution sites; no ID needed. Parents/Guardians can pick up meals without a child present. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Albany Unified School District

    Days: Monday, Wednesdays

    Times: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Location:

    • Albany High School Cafeteria: 603 Key Route Blvd

    Notes: Meals available to all children 18 and under, regardless of enrollment in the district or eligibility for free or reduced price meals. You do not need a barcode. Children do not need to be present to pick up food.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Berkeley Unified School District

    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday | Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes

    Times: 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Locations:

    • Berkeley Arts Magnet: 2015 Virginia Street
    • Berkeley High School: 1980 Allston Way
    • Longfellow Middle School: 1500 Derby Street
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School: 1781 Rose Street
    • Rosa Parks Elementary: 920 Allston Way
    • Washington Elementary: 2300 ML King Jr. Way
    • Willard Middle School: 2440 Stuart Street

    Notes: Grab and Go meals are free for all children 18 years and younger.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Castro Valley Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday (on scheduled school days)

    Times: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Locations:

    • Castro Valley Elementary
    • Castro Valley High
    • Creekside Middle
    • Independent Elementary
    • Marshall Elementary
    • Proctor Elementary

    Notes: Meals available to any child under 18. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Dublin Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Times: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Locations: Meals can be picked up in the pick up/drop off circles of all schools except VHS

    Notes: School meals, at no charge starting September 8, should be ordered through Canvas and will be available for pickup.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Emery Unified School District

    Days: Monday & Thursday

    Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Location:

    • 1100 47th Street, Emeryville

    Notes: Meals available to any child under the age of 18 regardless of affiliation with EUSD.

    Fremont Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Times & Locations: 

    • 7:30am - 8:00am AND 11:00am - 1:00pm
      • American High School: 36300 Fremont Blvd
      • Irvington High School: 41800 Blacow Rd
      • Washington High School: 38442 Fremont Blvd
      • Mission High School: 41717 Palm Ave
      • Kennedy High School: 39999 Blacow Rd
      • Walters Junior High: 39600 Logan Dr
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm
      • Cabrillo Elementary: 36700 San Pedro Dr
      • Ardenwood Elementary: 33955 Emilia Ln
      • Durham Elementary: 40292 Leslie St
      • Vallejo Mills Elementary: 38569 Canyon Heights Dr
      • Leitch Elementary: 47100 Fernald St
      • Grimmer Elementary: 43030 Newport Dr
    • 11:30am - 1:00pm, via FUSD bus
      • Hopkins, 600 Driscoll Rd
      • Mission San Jose, 43545 Bryant St
      • Gomes, 555 Lemos Ln
      • Green, 42875 Gatewood St
      • Robertson, 4455 Seneca Park Ave
      • Mission Valley, 41700 Denise St
      • Millard, 5200 Valpey Park Ave
      • Hirsch, 41399 Chapel Way
      • Azaveda, 39450 Royal Palm Dr
      • Blacow, 40404 Sundale Dr
      • Brier, 39201 Sundale Dr
      • Maloney, 38700 Logan Dr
      • Mattos, 37944 Farwell Dr
      • Niles, 37141 2nd St
      • Parkmont, 2601 Parkside Dr
      • Forest Park, 34400 Maybird Cir
      • Patterson, 35521 Cabrillo Dr
      • Warwick, 3375 Warwick Rd

    Notes: Free breakfast and lunch for children ages 2 to 18. Child does not need to be present to collect meals. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Hayward Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm

    Locations: All schools

    Notes: Children do not need to be present to receive meal. Through December 30 all meals are free to all children 18 and under. No ID is required.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Livermore Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Times: 11:00am - 12:30pm

    Locations:

    • Arroyo Seco Elementary: 5280 Irene Way
    • Christensen Middle: 5757 Haggin Oaks Avenue
    • East Avenue Middle: 3951 East Avenue
    • Jackson Avenue Elementary: 554 Jackson Avenue
    • Joe Michell K-8: 1001 Elaine Avenue
    • Junction K-8: 298 Junction Avenue
    • Marylin Avenue Elementary: 800 Marylin Avenue
    • Rancho Las Positas Elementary: 401 East Jack London Boulevard

    Notes: Free breakfast and lunch for all youth 18 and under through the end of 2020. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Mountain House Elementary School District

    Please check with your school for more information. 

    New Haven Unified School District

    Days: Monday & Wednesday (excluding holidays and non-student days)

    Times: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Locations: ALL schools

    Notes: Offering free meals to all students under the age of 18. Parents/guardians can pick up meals for their children. It is not necessary for students to accompany their parents/guardians for meal pick up.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Newark Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Times: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Locations: ALL schools

    Notes: Free meals for children ages 1 - 18, until December 31, 2020 at all school sites.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Oakland Unified School District

    Days: Monday & Thursday

    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Locations:

    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 School / Think College Now
    • Life Academy/United for Success
    • Madison Park Upper
    • New Highland/Rise Academy

    Download a flyer with a map of sites 

    Notes: All children in Oakland - 18 years old and younger, and students in our Young Adult Program - can receive meals. Staff will be taking attendance, but families no longer have to prove their students attend District-run schools. They can be students in charter schools, private schools, or homeschooled.  

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Pleasanton Unified School District

    Days: Monday - Friday

    Times: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Locations: 

    • Alisal Elementary
    • Valley View Elementary
    • Donlon Elementary
    • Harvest Park Middle School
    • Fairlands Elementary
    • Pleasanton Middle School
    • Lydiksen Elementary

    Notes: Drive-thru meal service available to all students under the age of 18. Weekend meals will be included in Friday's pick-up. Grocery pick-up at Alisal, Lydiksen, PMS, Donlon and Valley View. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    San Leandro Unified School District

    Days: Monday & Wednesday

    Times & Locations: 

    • 6:30am to 8:00am AND 11:00am - 12:30pm
      • Monroe Elementary: 3750 Monterey Blvd
      • John Muir Middle: 1444 Williams St
      • San Leandro High: 2200 Bancroft Ave
    • 11:00am - 12:30pm 
      • Garfield Elementary: 13050 Aurora Dr.
      • Jefferson Elementary: 14300 Bancroft Ave
      • Washington Elementary: 250 Dutton Ave.
      • Bancroft Middle: 1150 Bancroft Avenue

    Notes: Serving meals to all children 18 and under, with no barcode or proof of residency needed. Any child can get a meal from any location. We are also expanding our service to include meals for the weekends. This means we will serve two days worth of meals on Monday and Wednesdays, and three days worth of meals on Fridays.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    San Lorenzo Unified School District

    Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    Times & Locations:

    • 12:00-1:00pm:
      • Hesperian Elementary School: 620 Drew Street, San Lorenzo
      • Corvallis Elementary School: 14790 Corvallis St, San Leandro 
      • Bay: 2001 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo
      • Lorenzo Manor: 18250 Bengal Ave, Hayward
      • Hillside: 15980 Marcella St, San Leandro (opening September 22)
    • 12:30-1:30pm: 
      • Bohannon: 800 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo
      • Arroyo High: 15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo
      • San Lorenzo High: 50 E Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo

    Additional Service: Meals can be picked up from any site, students do not need to be present. Weekend meals are available on Fridays.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

Food Assistance in Alameda County

  • Please visit providers' website for current hours, services.   


    Serving All of Alameda County


    North County (Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont)


    Central County (San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley)

    • South Hayward Parish- Emergency Food Pantry
      • 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward
      • Monday-Friday, 1:30-4:30pm
      • Short term food supplies available for individuals/families in need of assistance. Call the Food Distribution Coordinator at (510) 785-FOOD(3663) for assistance.
    • Davis Street
      • 3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro
    • All Saints Episcopal Church Food Pantry at the Neighborhood Center
      • Location: 911 Dowling Blvd, San Leandro
    • Eden United Church of Christ (Oliver Hall)
      • 21425 Birch St., Hayward
      • Food Pantry on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30pm, or as supplies last
      • Call Mark at 510-582-9533, Monday-Friday, for an appointment to pick up groceries.
    • Hayward Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church
      • 22117 Meekland Ave, Hayward
      • Wednesdays, 7:00am-12:00pm, or until food runs out
    • Elmhurst Learning Center/Church
      • 380 Elmhurst St, Hayward, CA 94544
      • Wednesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Dig Deep Farms
      • Food Farmacy: 2700 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro
      • Fridays, 1:00-3:00pm

    South County (Union City, Newark, Fremont)