Since 1976, SVdP's Free Dining Room has provided a hot meal to the hungry and homeless in one of the deepest pockets of poverty in Northern California. The Dining Room is the largest dining facility in Alameda County providing meals to the hungry five days a week.
Located at the edge of Downtown Oakland and West Oakland, the Dining Room provides a critical community service:
The Dining Room is a vital doorway to other social services for those whose lives are often at a standstill. We first encounter most of our guests at the Dining Room, over a hot meal. The welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for many to seek out other SVdP services right there on the downtown campus.
The drop-in support services and the adjacent Community Center services on the downtown campus offer programs and assistance that provide many of our clients with steps toward stability.
The Free Dining Room is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm.