Tri-City Volunteers Programs
- Bi-monthly food bags
- Bi-monthly fresh produce service
- Brown-bag lunch program for the homeless
- Holiday food baskets
- Information and resource referrals
Who can get food?
Residents of Fremont, Newark, and Union City are eligible to receive food from us. We are currently primarily
serving clients from households whose income falls below 50% of the median income in Alameda County,
based on the number of people in the household. Click here
to see these limits. In addition, if you are homeless, you may come in once per day to receive a prepared brown bag lunch from us.
However, we will not turn away anyone who comes to us in need.
We request only that you do not utilize our services unnecessarily,
as if you take without needing, you will be taking food directly from those who do need.
If you have just lost your job and need some assistance to get back on your feet,
for example, our pantry is open to you.
There are some maximum income requirements for the USDA food program that must be met.
You can view these limits here
Even if you exceed these maximums, however, you can still come to us to receive our
other food programs.
How do I qualify for food?
Come into our food bank at 37350 Joseph St. in Fremont, Monday through Friday,
between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm (closed for lunch from noon to 1:00 pm),
and bring with you the following documentation:
- Identification for every member of the household
(this includes your spouse and/or children - please bring in something like a birth certificate,
Social Security card, etc.)
- Proof of Residency - this can be anything that proves you live in the Tri-Cities area,
such as an electric bill.
We offer three food programs, each of which you can receive once per month. These programs are EFB
(Emergency Food Box),
(US Dept. of Agriculture), and TCB
(Tri-City Blend). EFB is offered during the first half of the month,
TCB during the second half, and USDA all month.
To receive all your food for the month, you will want to come in once during the
first half of the month, and once in the second half of the month.
These dates will sometimes vary and can be viewed at the front desk when you come in.
In addition, if you have received all your food for the month, but are still in need of more food, or if you need more food before your second pick-up,
you can come in and ask for produce.
On busy days, we will sometimes be forced to lock the doors early - up to half an hour before noon or 4:00 pm - in order to serve all the clients in line before closing time. While we are not always busy and sometimes the doors will be open until the last minute, it is wise to show up earlier rather than later to ensure a spot in line.