No-Contact Food Distribution

We have partnered with Alameda County Food Bank, Chabot College, Hayward Area Park and Recreation District, and Hayward Unified School District to bring free, no-contact food distribution to multiple Hayward locations.

These distribution locations are drive-through only. Please no walk ups. Volunteers will place food  in your trunk. Please stay in your car and keep your windows closed. The distribution is open to all community members. No identification is required. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Signs will be posted when supplies have run out. 

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If you are in need of food, please visit one of these locations:

Location

Distribution date

Distribution time

Cherryland Elementary School - 456 Laurel Avenue, HaywardThursdays - (9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24)11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or when supplies run out
Chabot College Parking Lot J - 25555 Hesperian Blvd., HaywardThursdays - (10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/19)11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or when supplies run out

For more information visit our partner websites:

Hayward Unified School District Alameda County Food Bank

The Alameda County Food Bank has set up an Emergency Food Helpline for those in need. Call (510) 635-3663 for assistance. For more information visit their website

  • South Hayward Parish Emergency Food Program call (510)-785-3663 for assistance.
  • CalFresh for information call (510) 350-9905
  • WIC (Women, infants and children) for information call (510) 595-6400
  • Hayward Public Library Grab & Go Lunch at the Library Program provides free lunch for children under 18 years old, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - noon.

Hayward Unified School District Free Grab & Go breakfast and Lunch for children under 18 years old Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - noon:

 

For more info visit the HUSD Website

*Information from Oakland Unified School District 

*Information from Alameda County Unified School District

Food resources for seniors - 60 years or older:

Provider

Service

Hours

Contact

S.O.S Meals on Wheels Meal delivery* 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. M - F(510) 582-1263 | Email Address
Spectrum Community Meal pick-up8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M -F(510) 876-8822 | Email Address
Life ElderCare ServiceGrocery pick-up and delivery9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M- F(510) 894-0370 | Website Address
AC Great Plates3 Meals Delivered Daily** (925) 803-7943 | Email Address

*Free prepared meals?​ (Suggested donation of $3.50)

**Must meet eligibility requirements; contact for more details

Local grocery stores with special senior and immunocompromised only shopping hours:

Store

Location

Regular Hours

Special Hours

Target Haywad North19661 Hesperian Blvd. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Target Hayward South2499 Whipple Rd.8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Safeway22280 Foothil Blvd.7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tues. & Thurs.
Safeway231 W. Jackson St.7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tues. & Thurs.
Lucky 22555 MIssion Blvd. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tues. & Thurs.
Lucky25151 Santa Clara St.6 a.m. - 10 p.m.7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Tues. & Thurs.
Grocery Outlet 426 W. Harder Rd. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.N/A
Grocery Outlet 22660 Vermont St.10 a.m. - 7 p.m. N/A
Grocery Outlet31049 Mission Blvd. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.N/A
Smart & Final1094 Sueirro St.6 a.m. - 10 p.m.N/A
Cardenas Market 20812 Hesperian Blvd. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.7 a.m. - 8 a.m.*
Cardenas Market 187 Harder Rd. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.7 a.m. - 8 a.m.*
Chavez Supermarket1157 W. Tennyson Rd. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.7 a.m. - 8 a.m.*
Chavez Supermarket24601 Mission Blvd. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.7 a.m. - 8 a.m.*

*First responders included in special shopping hours

Additional Food Resources in Alameda County:

Provider

Service

Location

Phone

City of BerkeleyMeals on Wheels - Senior food deliveriesBerkeley | Albany | Emeryville(510) 981-5250
Spectrum CommunityMeals on Wheels - Senior food deliveriesPleasanton | Livermore(510) 881-0300
J'SeiMeals on Wheels - Senior food deliveriesCountywide Japanese style(510) 654-4011 x15
Life ElderCare ServicesMeals on Wheels - Senior food deliveriesFremont | Newark | Union City(510) 894-0370 x9
City of AlamedaMeals on Wheels - Senior food deliveriesAlameda(510) 865-6131
Spectrum Community ServicesTo GoOakland | Castro Valley | San Leandro(510) 881-0300
Open Heart KitchenTo GoPleasanton | Livermore | Dublin(925) 931-5365 | (925) 373-5764 | (925) 556-4511
Mercy Brown BagGrocery Distribution LocationAlameda County(510) 534-8540 x369
Redwood GardensPantryBerkeley | Albany | Emeryville(510) 549-9785
San Lorenzo Family Help CenterPantrySan Lorenzo(510) 846-2519
Tri-City VolunteersPantryFremont(510) 598-4068
Food2GO Castro Valley United MethodistPantry - food to goCastro Valley(510) 861-2237
Fremont Senior CenterPantryFremont(510) 366-1308