Who We Serve
TCV Food Bank provides emergency grocery assistance to up to 13,000 individuals in Alameda County every month.
Reaching hunger where it lives in the Tri-Cities.
Every person in the Tri-Cities has access to sufficient nutritious food by 2028.
Who We Are
TCV Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance to the residents of Alameda County. We are the largest client-direct food bank in the area. We serve up to 13,000 individuals every month through our marketplace, mobile pantry and bag lunch programs. With a staff of 6, a volunteer force of more than 1,000, and a budget that barely breaks $800,000 we are extremely efficient in distributing over 3.6 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 Emergency Food from the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Surplus Food from the USDA. 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.
Walk Up: Monday–Wednesday 10.00am—2.00pm
Drive-Thru: Thursday 12.00noon–4.00pm Friday 10.00am—2.00pm
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.