HelpBerkeley is a 501(c )(3) public charity. All donations to HelpBerkeley are tax-deductible. We deliver affordable or free meals to seniors and others in the Berkeley area who are vulnerable to COVID-19.


We are a true local grassroots organization, composed of 100% volunteers with no salaried employees. Started in March 2020, the day after the first Shelter-In-Place order, our goal is to help our direct neighbors and community. Because everything we do is done by volunteers, we are truly cost-effective.


How to donate to us where 100% of your donation reaches us:

  • Send us a check at: HelpBerkeley, 1009 Creston Rd, Berkeley, CA 94708

  • Send us money from your Paypal account using Paypal with Friends (Paypal account needed). If you want to learn how, here are the detailed illustrated instructions.


How to donate to us with a credit or debit card (no Paypal account needed)

We will pay a transaction fee of approximately 3% on your donation.

  • Click on the "Donate" button below and follow the instructions.

How to donate to us using a charitable trust:


Thanks so much for helping us help those who are vulnerable to COVID-19!

Contact us

We are in Berkeley, Albany and Kensington.

Need help?

Click on the blue button below or dial in (510) 288-3080 to receive assistance. Please listen to the entire greeting and then press any key to get connected to a live agent. If none are available, leave us a voice message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Do you have questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page that contains troubleshooting guides or ask your question in our Community Support Forum.

Your feedback helps us improve!

Share your suggestions with us by leaving a comment in our Community Support Forum.

Do you run a Berkeley restaurant? Get in touch! We'd love to partner with you. Fill up this form and we will contact you soon.

Meet our partners and sponsors! Visit our partners page to learn about the great organizations we work with to deliver affordable meals to seniors.

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