How You Can Help


The City of Alameda and a number of Alameda nonprofits are seeking healthy volunteers under the age of 65 to help support vulnerable members of our community.

Volunteers may be assigned to various organizations serving Alameda that need support. Assignments may include sorting and packing meals and food stuff, sorting donated items, delivering meals, returning phone calls about COVID, shopping and delivering groceries, and much more.  

Please check back here later this week and we will have a link to sign up and indicate your volunteer preferences. Your information will then be forwarded to the appropriate organization(s).

Donate Money

Contribute to Meals on Wheels: Alameda Meals on Wheels is an essential service that is committed to providing meals to our most vulnerable neighbors. Due to this Shelter in Place, the need for support has increased. Please click here to find out how you can help.

Donate to the Food Bank: The Alameda Food Bank is currently limiting food donations to reduce person to person contact, and are instead encouraging donations by check and cash. You can donate online at

Donate Goods

A number of Alameda nonprofits are in need of medical, cleaning, and household supplies to support vulnerable members of our community. All items must be new, unopened, untampered, and in their original packaging. Only the items listed below will be accepted.

Medical Supplies

  • Advil or Tylenol
  • Bleach
  • Clinical protective goggles
  • Face shield
  • Thermometers
  • Thermometer sleeves
  • Gloves (large)
  • Hand sanitizer (any size)
  • Gift certificates/cards to Walgreens, CVS or Target to purchase medications

Cleaning Supplies 

  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Disinfectant wipes

Clothing and Household Goods

  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (size 5)
  • Bottled water (large)
  • Paper towels
  • Tissue/Kleenex (small boxes)
  • Toilet paper
  • Ziploc Bags (large)
  • Socks
  • T-shirts (Men and women’s, small, medium and large)
  • Underwear (Men and women’s, small, medium and large)

Please drop off all donations at the Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak Street, Alameda.
 When dropping off items, always practice social distancing when other people are around. Donations will go to Alameda nonprofits and their clients.