Working to meet the basic needs of anyone seeking help

ECAP was started more than 30 years ago by Nellie Hannon, who recognized the lack of services available to poverty-stricken Emeryville residents.  Determined to bridge the gap, a team consisting of Bobby Miller, the Operations Manager, Founder Nellie Hannon, and a group of dedicated and caring volunteers feed more than 18,000 people fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and packaged food every month.

  • ECAP is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that supports the health and well being of our community by providing nutritious food and referral services to help under-served in Emeryville and surrounding communities.

  • By providing access to food, educational and employment services, healthy lifestyle training, and advocacy, we are able to assist clients to become economically productive independent citizens who can compete in a global society while contributing to the reduction of crime within our communities.

  • ECAP programs offer counseling and referral services, support to youth, service advocacy, and food.

  • Our food program accepts donations and is now distributing healthy fruits, vegetables, meats, can goods, bread, packaged foods and other food products to more than 300 families daily.

  • Since ECAP is the only nonprofit agency serving Emeryville low-income residents primarily, our survival is essential to the overall prosperity the community.