Amma's Pantry

Amma's Pantry collection day

Amma's Pantry Project was started in January 2013 as a collaboration with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. The Food Bank of CCS had started using a model of 'donor drive' instead of 'food drive', where neighborhood team leaders provide a green bag for people to collect food every two months to make it easiest for donors to help.

In San Ramon and the Bay Area, Amma's Pantry adapted this model to make the MA Center the collection point for food donations every two months. After each Bag Exchange, food donations are brought to the Food Bank of CCS. There the food is weighed, sorted, and distributed into the community, including to shelters, food kitchens, and by truck into different neighborhoods where there is need.

The Bay Area Amma's Pantry has over 120 individuals and households participating. For 2018, the Project collected 2545 lbs. of food, equivalent of 2038 meals. And since the start of the Project in 2013, Amma's Pantry has collected over 19,331 lbs of food, the equivalent of 15465 meals for local families. 

For information or to participate in the Project, email MA Center San Ramon. You can find updates and more info on our Facebook page, Amma's Pantry

Amma's Pantry Bag exchange dates for 2019 as on the following Saturdays:

February 9
April 13
August 10
September 27 (Amma's Birthday)
December 14

Filled bags can be brought to MA Center on these days and exchanged for a new one, between 4:30-8:30 pm.

Download suggested food list here >>