2021 Holiday Food Drive Sign Up

Due to our emergency response efforts, our transportation bandwidth is at full capacity, and we can only drop off/pick-up food drive collections of 400 lbs. or more (minimum 3 full barrels) of food.

If you aren’t able to commit to completely filling at least 3 barrels, please consider collecting food in your own receptacles and dropping them off at one of our Food Drive Host drop-off locations. Thank you for your understanding and support!

If you are ready to host a food drive, simply fill out the information below! Be sure to complete all five steps and click "Submit" to complete your registration. If you have multiple sites, please contact Katherine Avila, kavila@accfb.org.

* Denotes required fields.

Step 1: Coordinator's Contact Info:
First Name*:
Last Name*:
Street/Mailing Address*:
Zip Code*:
Most Reliable Phone Number*:
Email Address*:
Type of Organization*:
Number of Employees/Members:

Second Contact Info:

First Name*:
Last Name*:
Contact Phone*:

Step 2: Help us buy all of the food that can't go into a barrel, like milk, meat, eggs and farm-fresh produce by signing up for a Virtual Food Drive. We'll provide 2 meals worth of food for every $1 donated:
Sign up for a Virtual Food Drive here!

Step 3: Address Where You Are Hosting Your Food Drive : Food Drive host sites must be within Alameda County. If you will be hosting food drives in a separate county, please contact the appropriate Feeding America affiliated food bank. Thank you.
Is the barrel delivery/pickup address the same as the one above?

Delivery/Pickup Address*:
Zip Code*:
Cross Street*:
Business Hours*:
If the food bank is delivering barrels to your location, please provide specific delivery/pickup instructions, including precisely where to deliver the barrels (e.g., loading dock, elevator, or entrance), and the building security protocol, if any.

We will schedule pick up the food and barrels at the end of your drive. We kindly request you commit to filling each barrel requested. Each full barrel provides up to 160 meals!

Step 4: Reserve Your Barrels
There are two options for getting empty food-collection barrels to your site. If you do not need barrels, please check the appropriate box below indicating whether you will use your own receptacles or pick up a food crate from ACCFB. (Crates are available for pickup by appointment only. Each crate holds 50-75 lbs. of food)


Number of Barrels (3-25)*:
(Barrels are about 3 feet high and hold 150 lbs. of food):
  • 1. Grab and Go Will-Call sites (Preferred): Pick up empty food barrels from one of our Will-Call locations shown in the drop-down menu below. This option saves our drivers precious time and the cost of fuel this busy holiday season. 
Please select your barrel pickup site and date:

Where? I will pick up empty barrels at:

You must select a date below if you choose this option

When? I will pick up empty barrels on:
-- OR --

  • 2. Barrel Delivery: Barrels are delivered within a five-day window from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Due to transportation resources, we cannot guarantee specific days/times.
You must select a date below if you choose this option

Please deliver barrels on the week of:

Step 5: Concluding Your Drive

We will pick up your full barrels at the completion of the drive. Please allow a window of five business days for our drivers during this busy time of year. We pick up barrels from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please pick up our full barrels on:*
We will drop off our receptacles at:*
We kindly request that you fill at least three (3) barrels by the time your drive has concluded. Please contact Katherine Avila, kavila@accfb.org, if you need to extend the length of your drive.

Promotional Materials Request
(Please note that bags will also be available at Will-Call sites if you choose to pick-up barrels on your own).
Paper grocery bags to distribute to participants:
(How many packs of 50 bags)
Posters & other materials are available at www.accfb.org/Drive

© Alameda County Community Food Bank
Emergency Food Helpline (for Alameda County residents): (800) 870-FOOD (3663)