TCV Food Bank and Thrift Store is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance and low cost clothing and household items to the residents of Alameda County. We are the largest client-direct food bank in the area. We serve up to 16,000 individuals EVERY MONTH through our marketplace and bag lunch programs. With a staff of 6, a volunteer force of almost 1,900, and a budget that barely breaks $600,000, we are extremely efficient in distributing over 6 million pounds of food annually.
We serve all low-income residents of Alameda County. Many of our clients come from migrant families, are under-employed, or are facing unemployment due to disability, a lack of relevant work skills, or other barriers.
We receive surplus food items from the US Government and Alameda County. Our fresh produce comes from local farmers and businesses. We rescue food from local businesses and grocery stores by picking up day old bread and baked goods, or other food items that did not sell by their “prime date”. All of our food is good – we refuse any expired or spoiled items.