Food - In the Tri Valley Area

Open Heart Kitchen
Anyone can receive a free nutritious hot meal made from scratch by volunteers.  Meals include a protein and a starch (like chicken and rice), fresh vegetables, green salad, fruit salad, beverages and dessert.  They are welcome to either dine in or take meals to go.

Mondays (Dublin Hot Meal Program)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
CrossWinds Church, 6444 Sierra Court, Dublin

Tuesdays & Wednesdays (East Livermore Hot Meal Program)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Temporarily moved to:
Ashbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore
(during construction at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore)

Thursdays (North Livermore Hot Meal Program)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 460 North Livermore Avenue, Livermore

Friday (Pleasanton Hot Meal Program)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard road at Del Valle, Pleasanton

Mondays - Fridays (Ridgeview Commons Senior Meal Program)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
Dinners for the community’s senior citizens 62 years of age and older.  Residents and neighboring seniors are encouraged to enjoy dinner in the dining hall for a requested donation of $3.00 per person in advance or $3.50 at the door.  Service includes a nutritious well-balance "senior friendly" hot dinner and side dishes, and an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar and free beverages.  Entertainment is offered on a regular basis and teen volunteers deliver plated meals to the diners along with friendly smiles. Hours of operation:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ridgeview Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Pleasanton

Friday Afternoons (Weekend Box Lunch Program- for children)
Sponsored by Open Heart Kitchen
Children who receive free school lunches during the week are sometimes left without on the weekends. To supplement school lunches OHK distributes a box consisting of two healthy lunches to these children and their families on Friday afternoons.

- Dougherty Elementary School
- Dublin Elementary School
- Fallon K-8 School
- Frederiksen Elementary School
- Murray Elementary School
- Wells Middle School

- Junction Avenue K-8 School
- Joe Michell School
- Marylin Avenue Elementary School

The Haven Food Pantry:
They distribute free groceries to Low-Income Tri-Valley residents, as well as acts as a doorway to Tri-Valley Haven homeless services.
Hours of operation: 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Days: Monday-Friday
Location: Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry, 418 Junction Ave., Livermore

Interfaith Sharing
678 Enos Way, Livermore
Hours of Operation: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Days: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Call: (925) 455-4755

St. Vincent de Paul Food Program:
St. Vincent de Paul is in partnership with St. Augustine Church, will provide assistance with groceries 2 times a year.  The St. Vincent de Paul group will come to your home and provide gift cards for the local grocery store.  Phone the helpers at St. Augustine Church and they will contact the St. Vincent de Paul group with your phone number.
Hours of operation: Anytime Monday - Friday
Days: Monday - Friday
Call: (925) 846-4489

St. Vincent de Paul
458 Maple Street, Livermore
Hours: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Days: Mon - Thurs
Call: (925) 447-1585

Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton:
Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton has opened a food pantry for Tri-Valley families.
7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton (next to Club Sport).
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Valley Bible Church,
For information on the food pantry, contact Kim Chew at 925-426-2492.

Children’s Emergency Council: 
Emergency food services, 24-hour answering service for immediate needs.
Hours of operation: Anytime
Days: Anytime
Call: (925) 828-5363

Food Stamps:
The Food Stamp Program assists low-income individuals and families by providing coupons to purchase food.  The Social Services Agency has offices located through out the community.  The offices are opened from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For directions and information, please call the office nearest your home.  The offices are located at:
- 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, CA. 94550,  (925) 455-0747
- 401 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 94607,  (510) 268-2002
- 4501 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 94611,  (510) 596-0110
- 6955 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, CA. 94506,   (510) 383-5300
- 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA. 94621,  (510) 639-1000
- 24041 Amador St. Hayward, CA. 94544,  (510) 670-6000
- 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, CA. 94538,  (510) 795-2428

WIC: (Women, Infants, Children)  Supplemental Nutritional Program:
1991- H Santa Rita Rd.  Pleasanton CA. 94566
In the Mission Plaza Shopping Center
Appointments and Information: (925) 462-2365

Emergency Fund Center:
They accept referrals for emergency food baskets.  Within limits will help with cash for food, rent, utility payments, and clothing up to three times per year.
2564 Old First St. Livermore, CA. 94550, (925) 447-4186
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Family Crisis Center:
They provide families with emergency food and shelter. They distribute U.S.D.A. foods by application.
1613 Second St.  Livermore, CA. 94550 (925) 449-1664
Hours: 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Pleasanton Police Department:
Vouchers for food, gas and one-night lodging donated through the churches of Pleasanton.
200 Bernal Ave. Pleasanton, CA. 94566  (925) 931-5122
Hours: 24 hours