Who We Serve
TCV Food Bank provides emergency grocery assistance to almost 6,000 families in Alameda County every month. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, our numbers have exponentially increased.
To eliminate hunger and promote financial self-sufficiency in Alameda County, by distributing food and providing volunteer opportunities in order to improve the quality of life for all in our community.
To be California’s leading client-direct food bank by providing the highest possible quality food and services that address the social causes of hunger.
Who We Are
TCV Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance and low cost clothing and household items to the residents of Alameda County. We are the largest client-direct food bank in the area. We serve up to 16,000 individuals EVERY MONTH through our marketplace and bag lunch programs. With a staff of 6, a volunteer force of almost 1,900, and a budget that barely breaks $600,000, we are extremely efficient in distributing over 6 million pounds of food annually. We serve all low-income residents of Alameda County. Many of our clients come from migrant families, are under-employed, or are facing unemployment due to disability, a lack of relevant work skills, or other barriers.
How We Work
We receive surplus food items from the US Government and Alameda County. Our fresh produce comes from local farmers and businesses. We also rescue food from local businesses and grocery stores. All of our food is good – we refuse any expired or spoiled items. We also greatly appreciate non-perishable food donations.
Drive Thru Distribution Hours:
Closed Mondays and Weekends
TCV Food Bank was founded as Tri-City Volunteers in 1970 by a group of community members who saw a need for better food security in the tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City.