Food Sharing Permit

To protect public health and safety, the City of Hayward requires any person or organization sponsoring, promoting, or engaging in an event where food will be distributed free or for a nominal charge to the public in City Parks to have a food sharing permit.

DO I NEED A FOOD SHARING PERMIT?

You will need a food sharing permit if your event meets the following criteria:

  • It takes place in a City park -- please note that events taking place in parks run by Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District (HARD) do not require a City food sharing permit.
  • Food will be distributed to the public for free or for a nominal charge.
  • The event is not a farmer's market or commercial event where other regulations apply.

HOW DO I GET A FOOD SHARING PERMIT?

To get a food sharing permit, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a permit application form
  2. Submit the permit fee
  3. Provide proof of compliance with Alameda County public health regulations
  4. Provide proof of general liability insurance meeting City criteria and waive any City liability
  5. Submit a refundable maintenance and cleaning deposit

For more information, please contact the Permit Center at 510.583.4140.

You can review the Food Sharing Ordinance here.

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