Nearly 44 years ago, Davis Street distributed food to needy residents of San Leandro. Our food distribution program remains one of our hallmarks. The food and clothing programs serve the Eden Area, including, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Cherryland, and Ashland.

Davis Street’s food sources include USDA Commodities, The Alameda County Community Food Bank, Alameda County Social Services, school food drives, the Postal Carrier’s Food Drive, private sponsors, and generous community donations.

The certification process for both food and clothing is one in the same and is based on income eligibility.
Davis Street also hosts a yard sale on Fridays, and proceeds generated go our food pantry. Check our calendar for details.

Need Food and Clothing Assistance?

To access services, one must meet with a Family Advocate to discuss their current situation and provide resources that will address their needs.

Register yearly for food and clothing services!

ATTENTION CLIENTS: To learn about our holiday food basket and toy assistance, please click here.

To register for food and clothing, come to Davis Street Family Resource Center Monday through Thursday,  from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (please view our calendar for agency hours) and bring the following:

  • Identification for the head of household and for all other dependents requiring services (birth certificates, report cards, and medical records are acceptable forms of identification for children, Social Security cards are not accepted )
  • Proof of Address (PGE, water, phone bill or general mail)
  • Proof of Copy of income (SSI, unemployment insurance, check stub, ect.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum income requirement to receive these services?

Please click to view our DSFRC ELIGIBILITY CHART

Where do I need to live to receive food and clothing from Davis Street?

Central and parts of southern Alameda County is our service are: San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland, and Hayward.

What if I don’t have an address?

We will still be able to serve you pending on income and other information.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Davis Street is required to report certain data to our funders but does not disclose names, social security numbers, or other identifying information.

How often do I need to register for food and clothing? What do I need to re-register if I’m registered now?

Clients are required to register every 12 months and notify Davis Street staff if there are changes to your household or income during this period. For example, if your first visit to Davis Street was in August 2015, you will re-certify with Davis Street staff in August 2016.

When does registration begin for Davis Street’s Holiday Food Basket and Toy Program?

Registration usually beings in early November, please stay tuned for the announcement when we begin registering for 2016.

I am on a government food stamp program. Can I still receive Davis Street’s food services?

Yes. Please bring documentation of this when you register.

How often can my family and I receive food?

Clients can receive twice per month for 12 months. Between the 1st -15th of each month and again between the 16th to the end of the month.

What type of foods are available in Davis Street’s food pantry?

We partner with the Alameda County Food Bank, and other major retailers to provide whole grains, fruits, vegetables, canned foods, and limited perishable items to our families. The majority of our food is donated by our partners, though we purchase items for our pantry when there is funding.

Does Davis Street serve hot meals to clients?

No, we do not.

How often will I be able to visit the clothing department?

Once per month clients are allowed up to 8 articles of clothing or household item per family member.