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November's Holiday Food Drive was the biggest ever!

Manny and Jerico

We are thrilled to announce that November's Food Drive surpassed all expectations, making it the largest and most successful one we've ever had!

The incredible support from our community during the holiday season has allowed us to provide essential resources to those in need.

Thanks to the generous collaboration with Senator Aisha Wahab, Kaiser, and the San Francisco 49ers hundreds of families in need had the opportunity to receive a free turkey for their holiday tables, making the season brighter for everyone involved.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Senator Aisha Wahab for her dedication to our community. Her visit to the DSAL Food Hub and Recreation facilities, along with her collaboration with DSAL leadership, showcases her genuine commitment to making a positive impact. We appreciate her time and effort in understanding our community's needs, and we look forward to continuing this meaningful collaboration for the benefit of our shared community.

As we celebrate this achievement, we are preparing for our December Food Drives, as well as a holiday closure, so be sure to check your dates before joining us at the Food Hub.

The Food Drive is open on the following days in December:

12/8, 12/15 & 12/22

The Food Drive will be CLOSED on 12/29

We are located at

The Food Drive is open from 1 - 3pm

All recipients are requested to line up on the left side of the entrance, along the sidewalk and bike lane.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (510) 794-3900

Officers and DSAL staff delivering cart with supplies to a community member in need

Congratulations to our graduates in Dig Deep Farms Specialty Crop Training & Permaculture Design!

On November 12, Dig Deep Farms hosted the final class and graduation ceremony for the Fall 2023 Specialty Crop Training and Permaculture Design Course students!

During this event, each group was able to present their final project and share ideas about how the spaces they have created demonstrate the application of permaculture principles and regenerative farming practices to embody true sustainability.

This course plays a pivotal role in fostering a prosperous and healthy community by giving individuals the knowledge and skills to cultivate sustainable, resilient, and locally adapted agricultural systems that conserve resources and build community food security and resilience.  

Specialty crops generate significant revenue per unit area, increasing the positive economic impact on local farmers and communities, and create jobs for those with the knowledge to work with these types of crops, contributing to the overall economic health of the region​.  We look forward to the influence that ​these individuals will have on our community as th​ey start or expand their agricultural pursuits!

Funder Spotlight - The Hellman Foundation & StopWaste

The Hellman Foundation enables the Recipe4Health program to increase access to affordable healthy foods in at least three low-income communities in Alameda County.  This work ensures that these communities have access to healthy corner stores, food “farmacies,” and access to culturally relevant nutrition education and cooking instruction. 

StopWaste's mission is to reduce food waste and see that residents are fed through various initiatives.  With their help, we work to prevent edible food from ending up in compost or landfills, and redistribute it to resource-challenged residents. 

We continue to be grateful to our funders for working with us and our partners, towards a world where none of our neighbors go hungry. 


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