Food hotline: 1-800-870-FOOD, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm.

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  • Food Not Bombs @ People's Park, Haste above Telegraph. M-F, 3 pm vegan/vegetarian meal.
  • Night on the Streets Catholic Worker @ People's Park, Haste above Telegraph, Berkeley. 510-684-1892. Sun: 7:30 am breakfast. At 5:10, the meal moves to Center Street, between Milvia and MLK. 5th Sun of the month, 4 pm meal.
  • Women's Daytime Drop-in Center, 2218 Acton and Bancroft. 510-548-2884. M-F, 8 am- 4pm, closed 1st Friday of each month. Daily 8 am-10 am breakfast, 12 noon-12:30 meal
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, 2362 Bancroft Way & Dana. 510-649-4976. M-Th: 4-5 pm, sit down meal. Fri:3:30 - 4pm, 'take-out' brown bag hot meal. vegetarian option available. Thru BFHP, may change in a week- 5/2015
  • Suitcase Clinic (Youth Clinic location). St. Marks Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft and Ellsworth. 2nd Floor, Berkeley, 510-423-3303. Drop-in health clinic for ages 13-23, M 6-9 pm, Dinner provided.
  • Suitcase Clinic (General Clinic location). First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St at Haste St. Berkeley, 510-269-7242. Arrive between 5:30-6pm to get an intake number for haircutting, hairwashing, footwashing, and professional services. Intake begins at 6:30pm. Dinner provided around 730pm.
  • University Lutheran Chapel, 2425 College and Haste, 510-843-6230. 4th Saturday of each month with 5 Saturdays only, 4:30.
  • Berkeley Food and Housing, 2362 Bancroft Way, M-Th, hot meal is served between 3:45 - 5 pm. Friday: hot take-out stew or soup between 3:30-4 pm.
  • Hare Krishna Temple @ 2334 Stuart. Every Sunday that starts at 7 pm. Lentil and rice, etc.
  • YEAH! Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University, 510-704-9867. Ages 18-25, Nov- May 8 am- 8 pm 7 days a week. Line up begins at 7:30 pm.
  • South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview @ Ellis, 510-652-1040, 12 noon on Thursdays.
  • St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman & Henry, 510-526-4811. 1st and 4th Sunday, 3 pm.

North Oakland

  • Produce giveaway at the Mariposa House, 828 59th Street, Every Sunday 3-5 pm.
  • Phat Beets: FREE FARM STAND, 5709 Market St. @ Arlington Medical Center. Mondays 11 am - 1 pm.
  • Auntie Frances Self Help Hunger Program, 2 pm Tuesday at Driver Park Adeline and Stanford.
  • College Ave, Presbyterian Church, 5951 College and Claremont, 510-658-3665, Friday at 6 pm meal.

Downtown Oakland

  • Food not Bombs, 14th and Jefferson Street, in front of Sutter hotel. Sundays 3 pm.
  • DreamCatcher Youth Support Drop-in Center. 422 Jefferson & 5th, 510-839-1559. M-Th, 5:30 pm for youth 13-18.
  • First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 27th St. and Broadway, Mondays and 1st Wednesday of the month, 11 am - 2 pm.
  • Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th Street & Magnolia, 510-644-6164. 1st, 3rd, (sometimes 4th) Mon. of the month: 4 pm meal. Call for schedule. Also distributes groceries every Monday, 1:30-3:30 pm.
  • Telegraph Community Center. 5316 Telegraph Ave., 510-658-4457. Every Weds. 11am-4pm, Fri., 10 am to 2 pm, except for holidays.
  • CityTeam International, 722 Washington (7th street). 510-452-3758. Sign up through food bank, 800-870-3663.

West Oakland

  • Food not Bombs Food giveaway, Thursdays, 9:30 am at park at 21st and San Pablo. on Thursday, 1-2:30 pm. (with Food of god,
  • Food not Bombs, Hot Vegetarian Meal. Metal Alliance Recycling, 34th and San Pablo, Thursday, 1:30-3:30 pm.
  • People's Kitchen, 723 27th Street. Sunday, 5 pm-8:30 pm.
  • Open Door Mission, 92 7th Street & Oak, 510-451-7924. M-F: 6:25 service, and then meal. Sunday, 3 pm meal. Sunday-Friday: 7 am breakfast after service.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Dining Facility, 675 23rd Street, & San Pablo. 510-451-7676. Tues-Sat (except 1st Wednesday of the month): 10:45 am - 12:45 pm.
  • St. Andrew's Soup Kitchen, 3220 San Pablo, 510-658-6622, M-F at 1 pm.
  • ECAP between 37th and 38th, on Sab Pablo Ave. Food Giveaway around noon, MWThF, Sat. Tuesdays at 2 pm. also have clothes

East Oakland

  • St. Elizabeth's Parish - Bread and roses. 1500-34th Ave. 510-536-1266. Have to call for details.
  • East Oakland Food Pantry/Project Outreach/Canaan Baptist Church 6629 Bancropft Ave. 510-532-4474. Must call for details.
  • New Beginning International Ministry, 5609 Foothill Blvd. 510-985-0541. Every first Sat., 12 pm- 2 pm.
  • Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2201 73rd Ave. 510-568-8954 call for more details.
  • Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshort Ave., 510-465-4793. 2nd and 4th Saturdays for the month 10 am - 12:30 pm.
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