Most-Needed Foods

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  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
  • Tuna or canned chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Canned fruit in its own juice or water
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Spices
  • Low-sugar whole grain cereals
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)


No sugar-sweetened beverages or candy please.

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


Santa Clara County: Curtner Center


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


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:


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-Tues: 10am-8pm, Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
(650) 991-8023


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


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

Piercey Toyota
950 Thompson Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 436-8990
Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm, Sat: 8am-9pm, Sun: 9am-8pm

Redwood City:

First Church Redwood City
1155 Broadway, Suite 130
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-0344
Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm

San Jose:

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

Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1550 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-8022
Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm

San Mateo:

United American Bank
101 S. Ellsworth Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 579-1500
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

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