Food Distribution Program


The Mercy Brown Bag Program distributes a grocery bag of nutritional food to low income seniors TWICE MONTHLY. Bags consist of 10 – 15 items including bread, fresh produce, assorted canned foods and other items depending on availability.

REGISTRATION: The second and fourth Thursday of every month


FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: Newark Gardens Senior Satelite Homes
35322 Cedar Boulevard
Newark, CA 94560

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Low income seniors age 60+; only one brown bag per household. Monthly income limited to $1,459 for a single person; $1,966 for a household of two, $2,474 for a household of 3 or more.

HOW DO I REGISTER? Come at the time listed above and bring picture identification, driver’s license or other identification with birth date and current address. Bring all sources of income for verification including: SSI, Social Security, Pension, etc.

Anyone without picture identification and proof of income will not be registered or receive a bag on registration day. You are welcome to register at a later date when you provide the proper documentation.

IS THERE A COST? An annual voluntary contribution of $10 is requested.

For more information please call the Clark W. Redeker Newark Senior Center at (510) 578-4845.

Please also refer to our Human Services Resources.