Encourage Widespread Food Donation

San Francisco - Marin Food Bank  

900 Pennsylvania Avenue  San Francisco, CA

SFM food bank has 30,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community. They are projected to serve 47 million lbs of food including fresh produce in 2016.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

1734 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA

Founded by Pasadena resident Tony Collier in 1973 , LARFB serves 1 million people annually making it one of the largest food banks in the country.

The Food Bank of Southern California

1444 San Francisco Ave Long Beach, CA 

The SC Food Bank focuses on serving neighborhoods in downtown Los Angeles such as South Central, Compton, Watts and San Pedro. highly nutritious food is supplied to over 215,000 people weekly.

Contact us  for a list of food banks in other areas 

Wellspring Women's Center

3414 4th Avenue  Sacramento, CA

Wellspring serves as a drop-in center to women and their children and provides a nutritious breakfast meal and social work services. They serve nearly 200 women and their children every week day by providing a nutritious breakfast, free counseling, enrichment classes, and safety net services.

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 

Oakland Animal Services 

1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, California

OAS is responsible for responding to animal-related calls for service including helping abused, neglected, injured and abandoned animals, and more.Volunteer programs include caring for animals within the shelter, and helping them find permanent homes. 

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 



436 14th St. Oakland, CA

MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited. We are a survivor-informed organization that is confronting human trafficking in Oakland,  and throughout California.

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 

Help Expand Other Areas in Need

Habitat for Humanity 
 819 N 10th St. Sacramento, CA 

Volunteers are the backbone of their success in building hope and homes for families in need. Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas including Construction, the ReStore, in the Office, serving on various Committees, and helping at events.

Rebuilding Together - Oakland
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

Rebuilding Together Oakland delivers services to Oakland homeowners with our Safe At Home program. They organize and deploy 2,000+ volunteers to over 40 homes and non-profit facilities across the city of Oakland to repair, revitalize and implement energy efficiency modifications.

Rebuilding Together - New Orleans

923 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA

Volunteers work under the supervision of skilled RTNO construction staff rebuilding the homes of our low-income elderly and disabled clientele. Since 2005, over 22,000 volunteers have provided over 600,000 volunteer hours to help us rebuild 400 homes.

Contact us for a list of organizations where you can make a difference. 

Compass Family Services

49 Powell Street, 3rd Floor  San Francisco, CA

Compass Family Services helps homeless families and families at imminent risk for homelessness to achieve housing stability, family well-being, and self-sufficiency. More than 500 volunteers that work to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty each year.

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 



Donate Food to Local Food Banks

River City Food Bank  
1800 28th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

River City food bank is open each weekday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Every 30 days they supply a 3-day supply of food. River City Community Services serves all zip codes.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621​

ACC food bank distributes food to 275 agencies; their office hours are 9a - 5p Monday - Friday. ​They offer an Emergency Food Helpline  9am - 4pm Monday - Friday 800-870-3663.​

Second Harvest Food Bank
750 Curtner Ave. San Jose, CA 95125

Second Harvest food bank collaborates with a network of nearly 330 partner non-profit agencies operating at 700 different food distribution sites

Contact us  for a list of food banks in your area  

Assist Others in Finding a Place to Live

Family Promise Sacramento

Phone: (916) 443-3107    E-Mail: Marsha@sacfamilypromise.org

Family Promise is a non-profit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence instead of just focusing on the short term. 

Saint Johns Program For Real Change​

2443 Fair Oaks Blvd, #369  Sacramento, CA

For single mothers, they provide food, shelter, and help women transition back into society after overcoming  devastating, negative experiences. Entry into the program is limited.

Covenant House California 

200 Harrison Street.  Oakland, CA

CHC is a non-profit agency whose mission is to reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. 

Contact us  for a list of shelters in your area  

 Help Improve Your Area

Planting Justice
 1121 64th Street  Oakland, CA  

The organization builds edible permaculture gardens for all income brackets while employing men who were once incarcerated. Their 5 acre farm project is part of the mission of transforming food systems and providing green, living wage jobs for formerly incarcerated people.

​Sacramento Tree Foundation
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

The organization believes that  planting trees provides a  safer, cleaner, and healthier community. Volunteers of all ages* can help plant trees in neighborhoods, parks, schools and open spaces throughout Sacramento. Tree planting and stewardship take place all year long.

Volunteer Cleanup

City Hall 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Office of Community Beautification (OCB) provides resources and materials for volunteer cleanup efforts. OCB coordinators are available to give presentations, assist with the coordination of community events and participate in those events.

Contact us for a list of organizations where you can make a difference. 

                   STIMULATE GROWTH

Martin de Porres House of Hospitality 

225 Potrero Ave. San Francisco, CA

"Martin's" is a free restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch during the week and brunch on Sundays. Their mission is to serve in the spirit of compassion, understanding and love. Catholic Worker philosophy and ideals are carried out by 200+ houses worldwide in various works of mercy.

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

1351 North C. St.  Sacramento, CA

Without passing judgment, and in a spirit of love and hospitality, Loaves & Fishes feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless. We provide an oasis of welcome, safety, and cleanliness for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services.

Visittheir website for more info and to volunteer 

Clean Up and Preserve

Save the Bay 
1330 Broadway  Oakland, CA  

You can have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help protect it by joining one of the Save the Bay "on-the-Bay" programs. Sign up to volunteer and support their mission in restoring natural wetland habitats by hand at several sites around the San Francisco Bay.

Trees Atlanta 
225 Chester Ave SE,  Atlanta, GA 

Protect and improve Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. 29 years and over 100,000 trees later, they've achieved rapid results through a combination of staff, a dedicated ever-growing community of volunteers, and partners who have shown their support.

Parkway Partners 

1137 Baronne Street  New Orleans, LA

A non-profit that works to empower community members to preserve greenspace in New Orleans. Parkway Partners began its work by adopting out neutral grounds to citizens for maintenance. Today it supports extensive programming throughout Orleans Parish.

Contact us for a full list of organizations where you can make a difference.