• School Meal Services by District

  • Meal Service by District

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced renewed through the 2020-21 school year a waiver which allows school districts to offer free meals to any child in need. 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 still encouraged to complete applications for free/reduced priced meals.

    When picking up meals, please practice social distancing and wear face coverings.

    Schedules may be modified for holidays or other reasons. Please visit districts' websites (click on district names below) to view alternate schedules.

  • Alameda Unified School District

    Days: Tuesday, Friday

    Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm


    • ALL elementary schools for students enrolled at those sites
    • Academy of Alameda: 401 Pacific Ave
    • Encinal Junior & Senior High School: 210 Central Ave
    • Lincoln Middle School: 1250 Fernside Blvd
    • Wood Middle School: 420 Grand Street

    Notes: Now serving dinners! 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, Times, Location:

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Albany High School Cafeteria for high school, middle school and remote students
    • Monday – Friday from 11:30am – 1:45pm at Cornell, Marin, Oceanview East, and Oceanview Annex when schools reopen

    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

    Times: 7:45am – 11:00am


    • 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 and Locations:

    • 11:30am – 12:30pm
      • Castro Valley High
      • Creekside Middle
    • 1:00pm – 1:30pm
      • Castro Valley Elementary
      • Independent Elementary
      • Proctor Elementary
      • Marshall Elementary
      • Vannoy
      • Stanton
      • Chabot
      • Jensen Ranch

    Notes: Meals available to any child under 18. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Dublin Unified School District

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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

    Notes: School meals 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


    • 1100 47th Street, Emeryville

    Notes: Please remember to wear a mask and bring a bag when you come to pick-up meals.​ Meals available to any child under the age of 18 regardless of affiliation with EUSD.

    Fremont Unified School District

    Days: Monday, Wednesday, 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
      • Leitch Elementary: 47100 Fernald St
    • 11:30am - 1:00pm
      • 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
      • Grimmer Elementary: 43030 Newport Dr
      • Ardenwood Elementary: 33955 Emilia Ln
      • Durham Elementary: 40292 Leslie St
      • Vallejo Mills Elementary: 38569 Canyon Heights Dr

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

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Hayward Unified School District

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

    Locations: Available at all HUSD school sites (families can go to any site)

    Notes: Children do not need to be present to receive meal. No ID is required. Student ID number must be presented to pick up dinner.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Livermore Unified School District

    Distance Learners:

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
      • 11:20am - 11:40am at Christensen Middle, Junction Avenue K-8, or Marylin Avenue Elementary OR 
      • 11:40am - 12:40pm at Granada High School (Student Parking Lot) or Livermore High School (Cowboy Alley)
    • See Wednesday options below

    For In-Person Learners:

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:
      • Students will receive "grab and go" meals on campus after morning classes end
    • See Wednesday options below

    For Distance and In-Person Learners:

    • Wednesday Meal Kits will provide food for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and will be available from 11:30am - 12:30pm at:
      • Arroyo Seco Elementary, 5280 Irene Way
      • Christensen Middle, 5757 Haggin Oaks Ave
      • East Ave Middle, 3951 East Ave
      • Granada High School (student parking lot), 400 Wall St
      • Jackson Ave Elementary, 554 Jackson Ave
      • Joe Michell K-8. 1001 Elaine Ave
      • Junction Ave K-8, 298 Junction Ave
      • Livermore High School (Cowboy Alley), 600 Maple St
      • Marylin Ave Elementary, 800 Marylin Ave
      • Rancho Las Positas Elementary, 401 East Jack London Blvd

    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: 7:30am – 1:00pm

    Locations: All schools except Conley-Caraballo High School (service at Conley-Caraballo ends February 5)

    Notes: Offering free meals to all students under the age of 18. Parents/guardians can pick up meals for their children.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Newark Unified School District

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Times: 11:15am – 12:30pm

    Locations: ALL schools

    Notes: Free meals for children ages 1 - 18 at all school sites.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Oakland Unified School District

    Meal Delivery: OUSD families living in Oakland are able to sign up for weekly home delivery of OUSD meals. Click here for more information.

    Days: Monday, Thursday

    Times: 8:00am – 1:00pm


    Northwest/West Oakland: 

    • Sankofa Elementary
    • West Oakland Middle School

    Central Oakland: 

    • Allendale Elementary
    • Bella Vista Elementary
    • Cleveland Elementary
    • Garfield Elementary
    • La Escuelita
    • Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community (Monday only)

    East Oakland: 

    • Bret Harte Middle School
    • Coliseum College Preparatory Academy
    • Elmhurst United Middle School
    • Frick Impact Academy
    • Life Academy/United for Success

    Notes: All children in Oakland - 18 years old and younger, and students in our Young Adult Program - can receive meals. 

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    Pleasanton Unified School District

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Times, Locations: 

    • 10:45am – 12:30pm
      • Fairlands Elementary
      • Vintage Hills Elementary
      • Lydiksen Elementary
      • Valley View Elementary
      • Walnut Grove Elementary
    • 10:45am – 1:15pm
      • Alisal Elementary
      • Hearst Elementary
      • Donlon Elementary

    Notes: Drive-thru meal service available to all students under the age of 18. Groceries will offered on Fridays.

    Free/reduced priced meals application.

    San Leandro Unified School District

    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Times & Locations: 

    • 6:30am – 8:00am AND 11:00am – 12:30pm
      • Monroe Elementary: 3750 Monterey Blvd
      • John Muir Middle: 1444 Williams St
      • San Leandro High: 2200 Bancroft Ave (North parking lot by library/office)
    • 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. 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:

    •  7:00am – 8:00am OR 12:30pm – 1:30pm (choose one):
      • Arroyo High: 15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo
      • San Lorenzo High: 50 E Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo
      12:00pm – 1:00pm:
      • Hesperian Elementary School: 620 Drew Street, San Lorenzo
      • Corvallis Elementary School: 14790 Corvallis St, San Leandro 
      • Lorenzo Manor: 18250 Bengal Ave, Hayward
    • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: 
      • Hillside: 15980 Marcella St, San Leandro
      • Bohannon: 800 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo

    Additional Service: Meals can be picked up from any site, students do not need to be present. Please bring student ID number if enrolled in SLZUSD. 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)