Most-Needed Foods

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The basic list:

  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • Tuna and canned meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Low-sugar cereals
  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
  • Canned fruit packed in juice
  • Canned vegetables (low salt)

Additional kid-friendly options:

  • Pop-top tuna
  • 100% fruit rolls
  • Raisins
  • Graham crackers
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Pretzels
  • Granola bars (without peanuts)

 

Please avoid donating items packaged in glass. If you find glass items in your barrel, please package them in protective boxes to prevent breakage. We request that you do not donate bulk quantities of rice, flour, or sugar. Although we appreciate and can utilize every donation we receive, the Food Bank does not have the repackaging facilities needed to properly distribute such items. Please contact the Donor Relations Team at (866) 234-3663 for details.

 

Donations of food may be dropped off at the lobby or warehouse of any of our three distribution centers during business hours. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 1-866-234-3663 or email donor.relations@shfb.org.

 

Santa Clara County: Curtner Center

*BACKYARD PRODUCE LOCATION*

750 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125
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Phone: (408) 266-8866

Regular Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours


Santa Clara County: Cypress Center

4001 North 1st Street, San Jose CA 95134
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Phone: (408) 266-8866

Regular Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours


San Mateo County: Bing Center

*BACKYARD PRODUCE LOCATION*

1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Phone: (650) 610-0800

Regular Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours

 

Community Food Drop Off Locations:

Belmont:

Belmont Library
1110 Alameda de Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94402
Mon-Wed: 10am-9pm, Thurs-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 1-5pm
(650) 591-8286

Campbell:

Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 378-3472

Cupertino:

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
19624 Homestead Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 253-0751

Daly City:

Daly City Library – Serramonte Branch
40 Wembley Drive, Daly City 94015
Mon-Wed: 10am-9pm, Thurs-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm, Closed on Sundays
(650) 991-8023

Gilroy:

Kaiser Permanente- Gilroy
7520 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
(408) 848-4690
Barrel located in the center of the building

Milpitas:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices – Milpitas
770 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
(408) 945-2770
Barrel located on pharmacy side, down first corridor on the left

San Jose:

Blue Sky Care Center
3039 Monterey Highway
San Jose, CA 95111
Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
(408) 225-1221

Community of Christ Church
990 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Wed: 7pm-9pm. Sun: 9am-12pm
Barrel is located in the sanctuary

First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
(408) 377-7121

San Mateo Public Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
(650) 522-7800