Youth UpRising

About Us

Youth UpRising (YU) is a multi-service community transformation hub, located in the heart of East Oakland, providing comprehensive, fully integrated health, wellness, educational, career, arts, and cultural programming to Alameda County youth and young adults, ages 13-24.


Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Our four core program areas:

•    Health & Wellness (in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Oakland)

•    Career & Education

•    Arts & Expression

•    Civic Engagement

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Get FREE Food and HELP Today

The Emergency Food Helpline, the Food Bank’s countywide referral program, will connect you to a source for a bag of groceries or a hot meal in your neighborhood. Our Emergency Food Helpline staff and volunteers make more than 3,000 referrals monthly and can assist callers in a wide array of languages.

It’s our No. 1 priority to connect anyone in urgent need with food the same day through an agency close to their home.

We can also connect callers to the following nutrition assistance programs:

  • CalFresh  (the name for the federal Food Stamps Program in California)
  • WIC  (food and nutrition resources for low-income pregnant women, infants, and young children)

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FREE GROCERIES/FOOD @ Faith Bible Church of Vallejo, CA

FAITH FOOD FRIDAYS – FREE FOOD, CLOTHING & SHOES Free Food/Groceries, clothing, shoes and books/toys for children EVERY Friday from 3-6pm at 826 Solano Ave. @ Faith Bible Church of Vallejo MINISTRY CENTER, located at the corner of Curtola Parkway across the street from Wilson Park near the railroad tracks. Donations of non-perishables needed! (see suggestions) Suggested Donation List For Faith Food Fridays Canned tuna Peanut butter Hearty soups Dried or canned beans Canned chicken Fruits and protein Canned fruit in juice 100 percent fruit juice Canned vegetables Canned tomato products Enriched rice, grains or pasta Iron rich cereal and … Continue reading FREE GROCERIES/FOOD @ Faith Bible Church of Vallejo, CA