Other Food Assistance

Other Food Assistance

You can find more information on additional food assistance services below. You do not need to receive CalFresh to qualify for the below services. You can receive CalFresh and at the same time receive the below additional food assistance services.

Food Now

Find more local food distribution resources in Alameda County on the FoodNow.net website

If you are in need of food please call the Emergency Food HelpLine:


Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB)

The ACCFB has food distribution sites throughout Alameda County and aims to make sure that children, adults, and seniors do not worry about where their next meal is coming from. Visit ACCFB.

School Meals Program

Your children may get free or low-cost lunch meals for children at school. Find more information here.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a national nutrition education program that promotes healthy eating. WIC recipients get nutrition advice, help with breastfeeding, and referrals to other community services. They also get special checks to buy healthy food items, such as fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, whole grains, cereals, pure juice, and eggs. Find more information here.

Head Start Program

The Head Start Program is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five for low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Find more information here.