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(NP) Alameda County Community Food Bank
Serves as Alameda County's central clearinghouse for donated food, collecting 12 million pounds of food during Fiscal Year 2000-2001.

7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, California 94621
Phone: (510) 635-3663
Fax: (510) 834-3773


California Association of Food Banks
Founded in 1995 to promote collaboration in response to emerging social, economic, and legislative challenges impacting hungry people throughout California.

1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 830
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 272-4435

(NP) Community Pantry
Accepts donations of food.

1133 San Felipe Drive
Hollister, California 95023
Phone: (831) 637-0340
Fax: (831) 637-0840

Community Resources Council, Inc. Food Bank

133 Church Street
Roseville, California 95678
Phone: (916) 783-0481
Fax: (916) 783-4013


(NP) Del Norte County Rural Human Services Food Bank
Their second largest source of food comes through their Second Harvest affiliation. Three to four pallets of food are deadheaded by Safeway from Santa Rosa to Del Norte each month. Their purpose is to provide nutritional supplies on a monthly basis to low income families.

286 M Street, Suite A
Crescent City, California 95531
Phone: (707) 464-7441
Fax: (707) 465-6464


Feeding America
National network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue programs that distribute donated food through 50,000 charitable agencies to hungry Americans. Their network serves all 50 states.

35 East Wacker Drive #2000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (800) 771-2303 or (312) 263-2303

Feeding America San Diego Food Bank
We are committed to getting food assistance to those who need it most, alleviating hunger using every possible channel, and informing the public on the problem of hunger in our communities.

9455 Waples Suite 135
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 452-3663
Fax: (858) 768-7438
Contact Us

35 East Wacker Drive #2000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (800) 771-2303 or (312) 263-2303

Feeding Forward
Feeding Forward harnesses the power of technology to connect those with excess consumable food to feed those in need instantly. With our user friendly mobile and web app, we streamline the process of food recovery and donation, giving you the power to fight hunger at your fingertips.

Contact: Alan Almario, Director of Community Outreach
Mail: C/O Skydeck Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Ave, Penthouse Suite 1300,
Berkeley, CA 94704-1347
Phone: (408)-644-8977

(NP) Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo

2212 Golden Hill Road
Paso Robles, California 93446
Phone: (805) 238-4664
Fax: (805) 238-6956

(NP) Food Bank For Monterey County
Operates an 18,000 square foot warehouse that serves as a clearinghouse from which they distribute to the needy the surplus food collected from retailers, growers and shippers, government sources, manufacturers, food drives, and the America's Second Harvest network.

815 West Market Street, Suite #5
Salinas, California 93901
Phone: (800) 870-3663
Fax: (831) 758-5925

(NP) Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Post Office Box 271966
Concord, California 94527-1966
Phone: (925) 676-7543

(NP) Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

North Office:
490 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone Number: (805) 937-3422
Fax Number: (805) 937-8750

South Office:
4554 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, California 93110
Phone: (805) 967-5741
Fax: (805) 683-4951

Foodbank of Southern California

1444 San Francisco Avenue
Long Beach, California 90813
Phone: (562) 435-3577
Fax: (562) 437-6168

Food Bank of Yolo County

1244 Fortna Avenue
Woodland, California 95776
Phone: (800) 668-0690
Fax: (530) 668-8530

Food Donation Connection
Provides an alternative to discarding surplus wholesome food by linking food service donors with surplus food to local hunger relief agencies.

Harvest Support Center
P.O. Box 22787
Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
Phone: (800) 831-8161
Fax: (888) 571-5112

(NP) Food Finders
A food rescue program that collects and distributes food to the needy. See Profiles for more information.

2301 E. 28th St., Suite 303
Signal Hill, California 90755
Phone: (562) 598-3003
Fax: (562) 283-1403

(NP) California Emergency Foodlink
Administers "Donate—Don't Dump", a program which gleans surplus produce from the agriculture industry for distribution to the hungry throughout California.

5800 Foodlink Street
Sacramento, California 95828
Phone: (800) 283-9000
Fax: (916) 387-7046

(NP) FoodLink for Tulare County

7427 West Sunnyview
Post Office Box 1544
Visalia, California 93291
Phone: (559) 651-FOOD (3663)
Fax: (559) 651-2569

Food Runners
450 restaurants, bakeries, and other businesses donate to Food Runners, which transports and delivers more than 12 tons of food each week to soup kitchens, shelters, and rehabilitation centers throughout San Francisco. See Profiles for more information.

2579 Washington Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Phone: (415) 929-1866

FOOD Share, Inc.

4156 North Southbank Road
Oxnard, California 93036
(Toll Free) Phone: (888) 449-3663
Fax: (805) 983-2326

Fresno County Community Food Bank

210 North Thorne Avenue
Fresno, California 93706
Phone: (559) 237-3663
Fax: (559) 237-2527


(NP) Imperial Valley Food Bank
See Profiles for more information.

329 Applestill Road
El Centro, California 92443
Phone: (760) 370-0966
Fax: (760) 370-5789

(NP) Interfaith Food Bank
Distributes over 430,000 pounds of food gleaned annually to more than 750 families each month. See Profiles for more information.

12181 Airport Road
Jackson, California 95642
Phone: (209) 267-9006
Fax: (209) 267-9008


Kern County Food Bank

1825 Felize Drive
Bakersfield, California 93307
Phone: (661) 398-4520
Fax: (661) 398-4524


Lassen/Modoc Food Bank

1700 Sunkist Drive
Susanville, California 96130
Phone: (530) 257-4884
Fax: (530) 257-2116

(NP) Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Food Bank is at the center of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charities in Los Angeles County.

1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, California 90058
Phone: (323) 234-3030
Fax: (323) 234-0943


(NP) Marin Community Food Bank

75 Digital Drive
Novato, California 94949
Phone: (415) 883-1302
Fax: (415) 883-5178


(NP) The Food Bank of Nevada County
See Profiles for more information.

12048 Charles Drive #9
Grass Valley, California 95945
Phone: (530) 272-3796
Fax: (530) 272-7085


(NP) Orange County Food Bank

11870 Monarch St.
Garden Grove, California 92841
Phone: (714) 897-6670
Fax: (714) 894-5404


(NP) Redwood Empire Food Bank
Receives donations of rescued food to provide for the hungry. See Profiles for more information.

3990 Brickway Blvd.
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Phone: (707) 523-7900
Fax: (707) 523-7901

(NP) Rock and Wrap It Up
Using greening tactics, we recover food and other assets to agencies fighting poverty, increasing their operating budgets.

405 Ocean Point Ave.
Cedarhurst, New York 11516
Phone: (516) 295-0670
Toll-Free: 1 (877) 691-FOOD (3663)
Fax: (516) 295-3848


(NP) Salvation Army

600 Janopaul Lane
Modesto, California 95351
Phone: (209) 577-3600
Fax: (209) 577-2214

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County Food Bank
Provides food for low-income residents throughout San Bernardino County through government surplus commodity distributions and salvage food agencies.

678 S. Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, California 92415-0610
Phone: (909) 723-1583
Fax: (909) 891-9080

(NP) San Diego Food Bank
Works with hotels, convention centers, catered events, and food companies to recover prepared and perishable food. Fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away is retrieved and distributed to congregate feeding programs throughout San Diego County.

9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, California 92121
(Toll Free) Phone: (866) 350-3663
Fax: (858) 527-1457

(NP) San Francisco Food Bank
Collects over 15 million pounds of donated food annually from growers, manufacturers, and grocers, and distributes it to people in need through food pantries, soup kitchens, child care centers, homeless shelters, and senior centers.

900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, California 94107
Phone: (415) 282-1900

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services

P. O. Box 201056
333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, California 95202
Phone: (209) 468-1000

(NP) Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Solicits and collects commodities and then distributes them to over 350 local, nonprofit agencies that feed the needy.

426-A West Almond
Orange, California 92866
Phone:(714) 771-1343
Fax: (714) 771-2748

(NP) Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

704 East Industrial Park Drive
Manteca, California 95337
Phone: (209) 239-2091

(NP) Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

San Jose Distribution Center
750 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, California 95125-2118
Phone: (408) 266-8866
Fax: (408) 266-9042

Peninsula Distribution Center
1051 Bing Street
San Carlos, California 94070-5320
Phone: (650) 610-0800
Fax: (650) 610-0808

(NP) Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Provides food and basic necessities to people in need throughout their service area. In operation since 1972, supports a collaborative network of more than 120 human service agencies that serve more than 38,000 clients every month.

Administrative Office and Warehouse
Watsonville, California 95077
Phone: (831) 722-7110
Fax: (831) 722-0435

15 Errington Road
Post Office Box 990
Watsonville, California 95077
Phone: (831) 722-7110
Fax: (831) 722-0435

(NP) Senior Gleaners, Inc.
Senior Gleaners, Inc.'s mission is to alleviate hunger among the poor and elderly and to glean surplus foods, at low or no cost, from every available source, for distribution among the needy members and other charitable organizations in a fair and equitable manner. See Profiles for more information.

1951 Bell Avenue
Sacramento, California 95838
Phone: (800) 585-1530 or (916) 925-3240
Fax: (916) 568-1528


(NP) Westside Food Bank
A community supported organization, collects donated surplus and salvageable food locally, and then distributes this emergency food to hungry people through more than 60 social service agencies.

1710 22nd Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone: (310) 828-6016
Fax: (310) 828-2646


(NP) You Are Special
We are a food pantry community program in the City of Orange where we give out food to about 240 families each week in Orange and the surrounding communities.

Physical Office
3521 E Chapman Ave.,
Orange, CA 92869
Phone: (714) 863-6058
Fax: (714) 744-8218

Corporate Address
2815 E. Ruth Place
Orange, CA 9286
Phone: (714) 863-6058
Fax: (714) 744-8218

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