Our most important service to the community is our Food Bank. We are the largest client-direct food bank in Alameda County, providing some 16,000 individuals with over 6 million pounds of food. We receive Emergency Food from the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Surplus Food from the USDA. We also have strong ties to local stores and small businesses who allow us to rescue good food that would normally go to waste. We are sincerely thankful for the support of the community in gathering food for those who need it.
The TCV Marketplace
Our clients can expect to choose from healthy and nutritious food including seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, canned and boxed goods, meats, and dairy items. Item availability is based on donations and the season. Clients can access this program twice a month. Volunteers are needed to help greet our clients, restock items and move groceries to clients' transportation. Our TCV Marketplace serves an average of 1,000 families each week.
Marketplace Pick Up Hours:
9:30a-10:00a Registered Disabled Clients
10:00a-12:30p Morning General Clients
12:30-1:00p Closed to Replenish TCV Marketplace
1:00p-3:30p Afternoon General Clients
Bag Lunch Program
For clients who may not have access to a stove or food storage, our Bag Lunch Program provides a meal and a warm smile. Over 30 individuals access our bag lunches every day. Individuals can pick up bag lunches Mon-Thurs from 12-4pm and on Fridays from 9:30a-12:30p.
Purchases at our Thrift Store support our community program efforts. Our customers know that we give them the opportunity to save money and to find something useful, if not unique. They love to talk to us too. Many of our shoppers come by every day and we are proud to know them so very well. We would love to meet you!
Thrift Store Hours:
Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 4pm
For the benefit of our low-income shoppers, we keep the prices of all our donations low. Remember, every day is SALE DAY!
Monday - Senior Discount 30% off
Tuesday - Buy one get one free of equal or lesser values in house good items
Wednesday - Clothing for $1.50
Thursday - 50% all items $1.00 and up
Friday - 50% off all furniture
Please drop off all donations at least 30 minutes before closing. For larger donations, such as furniture, please email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if we currently have to space to accept your donation.