The Bear Pantry relies almost entirely on donations. We have a strong preference for monetary and gift card contributions, as we buy in bulk and can stretch every dollar more than individual donors can. However, we also welcome donations of non-perishable foods.
Your monetary donations are tax-deductible. The Bear Pantry is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has been issued a Federal Identification Number by the Internal Revenue Service.
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Gift Card Donations:
Bear Pantry Bin recipients also receive a gift card to a local grocery store to buy fresh produce and perishables. We welcome gift cards to Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Safeway, and Target. We prefer gift cards to be in denominations of $25 to standardize our assistance, but any amount is welcome!
Food Donations: What goes into a bear pantry bin?
You can drop off food donations and gift cards at the University Village Front Office located at 1125 Jackson St. Albany, CA 94706.
Hosting a Food/Gift Card/Diaper Drive:
You can organize a food/gift card/diaper drive for the Bear Pantry at your department, school, or home! Please contact us for information.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.