Connects people in need with a bag of groceries or a hot meal. Works closely with Alameda County, Social Services Agency federal food stamp program, CalFresh. Provides screening and assists applicants in applying for CalFresh (federal food stamp program in California). Can assist callers in a wide array of languages.

Note: Best time to call Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM -4 :00 PM

Hours of Operation: 24 hours (answer service)

Call: 1 (800) 870-FOOD (3663)


Enjoy a hot meal offered by Open Heart Kitchen

 When:             Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00 – 6:00 pm

 Where:           4743 East Ave, Livermore

 Contact:          925-580-6793


Assists low income individuals and families  to purchase food at retail stores and farmer markets.  In Alameda County,  the Social Services Agency works closely with Alameda County Community Food Bank, (800) 870- 3663 to assist applicants and  have offices located through out the community.

When:   Office Hours of Operation:  8:30 AM to 12 noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where:  Contact the  office nearest your home or the Alameda County Community Food Bank:

- 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, CA. 94550, (925) 455-0747
- 401 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 94607, (510) 268-2002
- 4501 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 94611, (510) 596-0110
- 6955 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, CA. 94506, (510) 383-5300
- 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA. 94621, (510) 639-1000
- 24041 Amador St. Hayward, CA. 94544, (510) 670-6000
- 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, CA. 94538, (510) 795-2428


This organization provides food to families in need in our local communities throughout the year. Over 500 families in the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Alamo are helped annually . This assistance is available to single adults and couples as well as families with children. Volunteer to help with the holiday food drives in November and April.

Where: Children's Emergency Food Bank (John Knox Presbyterian) , 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin  (925) 828-5363, Appointments M-F 9:00-4:00 PM

Contact:  Karen McHugh


Offering a Sunday morning community breakfast, everyone is welcome

When:          Sundays from 9:30 - 10:30.

Where:        5860 Las Positas, Livermore

Contact:      (925) 449-5256


Accepts referrals for emergency food baskets. Within limits will help with cash for food, rent, utility payments, and clothing up to three times per year.
2564 Old First St. Livermore, CA. 94550
Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Provides families with emergency food and shelter. Distributes U.S.D.A. foods by application.

When:    12 pm – 4:00 pm,  Monday – Friday

Where:  1613 Second St. Livermore, CA. 94550 (925) 449-1664


Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way - people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Thursday and Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Lunch is provided by Open Heart Kitchen.  Suggested donation for the lunch is $3.00 for adults 60+ or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  (Under age 60, cost is $5.00)  Reservations are strongly encouraged to be made 24 hours in advance but are not required.  Take out is available.  See menu at:

When: Monday-Friday, doors open at 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Where: Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore

Contact: Livermore Rec Center @ 373-5764 or Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793



Volunteers are needed to stock and distribute groceries to clients in need.  There are also opportunities to pray with the recipients.  In additon, there is a need for donations of non-perishable food items, dry goods, toiletries, school supplies and infant care items.

When: Wednesday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Thursday 4:00 pm-6:30 pm/Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Saturday 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Well Community Outreach Center, 2333 Nissen Dr., Livermore

Contact: Stephanie Williams, director or (925) 292-7815

City Serve Coordinator: Carolyn Wetmore or (925) 487-0036