Food Bank


Children’s Emergency Food Bank

Serving the communities of Danville, San Ramon,
Dublin & Pleasanton

Call to set up an appointment


                                                Children's Emergency Food Bank
Christmas Basket Distribution


The annual Christmas Basket Distribution is the original function of the Children's Emergency Food Bank. It began in 1966 and by 1969 the Food Bank was operating much the same as it does today as we celebrate our 53rd year. The Christmas Distribution consists of two apple
boxes of food p
lus a gift card for the purchase of holiday items.

This year the date for the Christmas Basket Distribution is Saturday,
10, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Applications were made
available to our clients beginning Monday, October
24, 2022.

Many members and friends of John Knox Presbyterian Church serve as
volunteers leading up to this event. Many outside volunteers come to help on
Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as well as for the distribution on
Saturday. This participation has become tradition for the Dub
lin/ San Ramon
Women's Club and severa
l Boy and Girl Scout Troops.

Each year members of the congregation and John Knox CO-OP Preschool donate bags of food to help supply the Christmas Distribution. Food donations should be made no later than Sunday, December 4.

The following timeline should be helpful as you plan your time during the

Sunday, November 27 - Sunday, December 4
Food Drive @ JKPC 
CLICK HERE for a list of the most needed items. 

Monday, December 5, 9:00 a.m.

Table set up for food sorting

Tuesday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. 
Final arrangement of the food that has been delivered from Raley’s during November

Wednesday, December 7, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Food sorting and preparation

Thursday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. until completion
Completion of food sorting and preparation

Saturday, December 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Basket Distribution

If you would like to become involved in this project, please contact Rick Snowden.


C 602-625-9928     


Thank you.






Children's Emergency Food Bank
                Providing Food for those in Need All Year....


The Children’s Emergency Food Bank is a local non-profit organization serving Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon. The Food Bank provides food for families in emergency situations, rather than ongoing support. As we have no paid staff, almost all of our resources go to the purchase and distribution of food. Our expenses consist of an answering service, telephone service, postage and minimal miscellaneous expenses.

The Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization that operates on JKPC property. Our objective is to furnish canned and packaged food plus certificates from local markets to obtain fresh foods. We try to give each family, based on their need and family size, enough food for a week. We also have a Christmas giveaway which includes turkeys and hams. 

Appointments are made with volunteers, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., who then meet with the recipients at our Food Storage Building. To make an appointment, please call the Food Bank answering service at (925) 828-5363.

Donations of non-perishable food and money to purchase food, as needed, are always welcome.  We receive no assistance from Alameda or Contra Costa Food Banks. If you have any questions, need help or would like to help out, please call our answering service at (925) 828-5363 or write us at Children’s Emergency Food Bank, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin, CA  94568.



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