Help Stop Hunger

One Can at a Time

Neighbors are invited to join other neighbors in the new Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project   It’s as easy as one-two-three-four!

(1)   Each time you shop, buy an extra item of non-perishable food.

(2)   Store this food in a designated green re-useable grocery bag.

(3)   Your neighborhood coordinator will exchange your filled bag for an empty bag.

(4)   Neighborhood coordinators will collect the bags every two months.


Anne Wagley & Greg Pedemonte

Then the filled bags of food will be delivered to the Berkeley Food Pantry

“My husband makes hummus and often uses canned beans,” said Anne Wagley.  “He simply buys a few extra cans to put in the green bag for our Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project.”

Anne is ready to sign up folks in her neighborhood to participate, contact Anne

Becoming a community coordinator is also a great way to better know your neighbors.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project 

Become a neighborhood coordinator

FYI The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project is modeled after a very successful program in Ashland, Oregon.

“In Ashland, the volunteering took off and spread…” said Jackie Levin. “Now they’re collecting tons –- yes tons –- of food.”  Even though she lives in Oakland, Jackie is a regular volunteer with the Berkeley Food Pantry. Questions? Feel free to email her: “I’m excited about this and…ready to go.”

Jackie Levin, Team Leader, Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project

Non-Perishable Food
  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Dried Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Masa
  • Brown Rice
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Side Dishes
  • Soy Milk
  • Canned Milk
  • Texturized Vegetable Protein
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
  • Side Dishes 
  • Hamburger Helper 
Especially for Seniors 
  • Dried Fruits
  • Ready made jell-o & pudding
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-
    Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies
Non-Food Items
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap

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