Food Resources

Food Resources for Seniors and At-Risk Populations:

County of Alameda COVID-19 Food Distribution, Testing, and Services Map

Senior Shopping Hours

Several stores in Union City are offering special times for seniors to shop to avoid crowds. Call these stores to double check their hours, as they are subject to change:

Costco: 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues, Weds, Thurs
Lucky’s: 7:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Thurs
Target: 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Weds
Smart & Final: 6:00AM - 8:00AM; Tues & Thurs
FoodMaxx: 6:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Thurs

  1. Food Distribution
  2. Food Delivery
  3. CalFresh and Pandemic EBT

Food Distribution

The USDA Farms to Families Food Program will be distributing FREE pre-packaged boxes of vegetables, fruit, meat, and dairy boxes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am at the Ruggieri Senior Center in Union City. Please note: Drive through pickup is no longer allowed. Please park, wear a mask, and practice social distancing while in line. All food is on a first come, first served basis.

TCV Food Bank delivers free bags of goods (fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and other items) to the Ruggieri Senior Center (33997 Alvarado Niles Rd) on the first and third Monday of the month from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Pre-made bags are first come, first served. Contact Kellie Barron for more information: mobile@tcvfoodbank.org or 510.675.5495.

Spectrum Services Inc. delivers bagged lunches for seniors at the Ruggieri Senior Center (33997 Alvarado Niles Rd), Mondays through Thursdays at noon. A $3.75 donation is preferred. Recipients must be age 65 or older, and must make a reservation 24 hours in advance. For more information, contact ruggieriseniorcenter@unioncity.org or 510.675.5495.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank is operating a drive-through food pantry distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Alameda County Fairgrounds (4501 Pleasanton Ave Pleasanton, CA 94566). Pre-packaged emergency food bags, boxes, and/or produce will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. 

Centro de Servicios provides free milk, eggs, and bread, upon availability, at 33750 6th St. Tuesdays through Fridays, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 510.489.4100.

Our Lady of the Rosary (703 C St) is distributing bagged dinners on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

St Vincent DePaul (3777 Decoto Rd) opens their food pantry Monday through Friday and on Sundays. Call 510.706.5852.

Food Pantry/Urgent Living Resources (Food, Diapers, Hygiene Products, and more): Call Union City Family Center at 510-476-2770; Go to unioncityfamilycenter.org

Raja Sweets & Indian Cuisine (31853 Alvarado Blvd.): Free food for Union City seniors and families in need, every day from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

School meals: New Haven Unified School District will have four sites available throughout the District for free “Grab and Go” breakfasts and lunches for all students. “Grab and Go” locations are: James Logan High, Cesar Chavez Middle, Alvarado Elementary, and Hillview Crest Elementary School, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Grab and Go will expand to Fridays starting on September 25.


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