Berkeley students, district employees, and their families are invited to our family pantry stocked with a variety of produce, bread, non-perishable food, and a limited supply of milk and meat, all free of charge!

It’s 2pm-3:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis, across Ashby from Malcolm X. Please bring a bag and park legally, if you are driving. If you are unable to come to the pantry yourself, a friend or relative is welcome to come for you.

Pre-packed food bags are also available after school at schools across the district on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. The bags include an assortment of the produce and non-perishable foods available at the pantry, but for food safety reasons cannot include any of the foods that require refrigeration. To request a food bag, please contact BUSD Family Engagement and Equity Specialist Jocelyn Foreman at 684-4100 or via the button below. 

For more information about the family pantry or to volunteer to help us, please contact Kristin Weinberger via the button below.


Big thanks to our partners:

- the Malcolm X PTA and Volunteer Coordinators Heather Bradley and Anna Brock, 
- the Berkeley Food Network Executive Director Sara Webber and Director of Programs Sarah Palmer DeFrank,
- the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Direct Distribution Coordinator Clarissa Broughton,
- the South and North Berkeley Senior Centers and SBSC Director Katherine Brown,

Questions about how you can help?
Please contact Kristin via the button below:

Questions about food and other resources available to you?
Please contact Jocelyn via the button below:

You can make a tax-deductible online donation to the family pantry through the John Muir PTA via the button below: