Food Pantry

The CrossStreets Food Pantry is our twice per month ministry opportunity to serve our community.  The schedule is listed on our calendar to the right.  We partner with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to provide groceries for low-income families.  Food distribution begins at 9:30am.

There are many ways you can serve with the CrossStreets Food Pantry Program.  You may volunteer for one or all areas of our Food Pantry:

Set-Up Team, 8am-9:30am

We would greatly appreciate having you here bright and early for set up! This shift will include unloading the truck, setting up tables, unpacking food, and organizing the food items on the tables in an effective and attractive manner.

Distribution Team, 9:30am-11am

This is the most crucial shift of the day! Volunteers will either being taking families through the line with carts to collect their food and help them load it into their cars OR standing at one of the tables distributing the correct amounts of that food to the carts passing through. Loving and friendly smiles are a must as we share God’s love and the nutritious food He has provided. *Spanish speakers needed!*

Clean-Up Team, 11am-12pm

Just what it sounds like… help with clean-up of garbage, pallets, returning shopping carts, gathering registration supplies, storage of leftover food, and break down of tables.

For more information and to get involved in any part of our Pantry, please contact our Pantry Volunteer Coordinator at


Grocery Rescue Drivers, Weekly commitment, varies

This team is responsible for picking up food from local grocery stores for use in our Food Pantry. This role requires the ability to drive a large truck and handle boxes of food up to 50 pounds. Typically this will involve about 3 hours between the pick up, sorting and storing of the food items.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Tom Green at  or ken miller at

Food Bank Shopper, Weekly commitment, varies

This team is responsible for purchasing all pantry items as well as food for our regular Friday, Saturday, and Sunday areas of ministry. This role requires communication to both the cooks and coordinators and attention to detail, both in regards to working with the ACCFB and with the CrossStreets cooks and coordinators.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Ken Miller at  or Arlene Yamada at