Children’s Emergency Food Bank
The Children’s Emergency Food Bank is a local non-profit organization serving Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville, California since 1966. The Food Bank provides food for families in emergency situations, rather than ongoing support. The Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization that operates on the campus of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Dublin, California.
Our objective is to provide canned and packaged food as well as gift certificates from local markets to obtain fresh foods. We try to give each family enough food for one week, up to six times a year. We also have a large Christmas Giveaway each year which also includes two large boxes of food and a frozen turkey or two frozen chickens.
To receive food, clients are asked to call our answering service. A volunteer then returns the call and makes an appointment for the donation to the client.
We rely greatly on donations from individuals in the community and are part of the Raley’s Food for Families Program, receiving continued support from them. We are not supported by the Alameda or Contra Costa County Food Banks. Cash donations are always welcome and are used in conjunction with food donations to support our program.