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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Donate or Volunteer During this Time of Crisis

Are you able to donate to help us in our efforts to feed everyone who needs access to free food during this period of COVID-19 containment? We want to ensure that we are able to continue to serve as many of our 6,000+ regular monthly food recipients as possible, as well as meet increased need. In particular, we expect to be serving more Berkeley Unified School District families and staff, UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College students, and service sector workers who are losing hours and income. We are keeping our on-site pantry open and delivering bags of food to many of our mobile pantry partners who have rightfully chosen not to continue with regular food distributions at their sites.

You can make your secure tax-deductible donation here.

Are you able to volunteer to help us get food to people who need it? During this time, we are looking for healthy individuals who can help us in a fast-paced environment. This is an important time for those of us who are able to support our neighbors in need.

We are taking extra safety precautions for the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. We have a plan in place to minimize contact, while increasing our already strong sanitation protocol. It’s all hands on deck and we hope to see you soon!

Please go here to learn more and signup to volunteer. If a time slot you are interested in is taken, please check back regularly. We anticipate having need for volunteers well into April at least, especially as new tasks, such as driving food to homebound seniors and BUSD school sites, come up.

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