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Food Banks and Recovery (Rescue) Organizations

The "Good Samaritan Food Donation Act" (Public Law 104-210) protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the needy recipient. For additional information on the "Good Samaritan Food Donation Act" or food scrap management, visit the CalRecycle's Food Scrap Management website.

  • Government organizations are indicated by (GOV)
  • Nonprofit organizations are indicated by (NP)

We also have the same list sorted alphabetically .

 

Alameda

  • (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.
  • 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.

Amador

  • (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.

Contra Costa

Del Norte

  • 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.

Fresno

Imperial

  • (NP) Imperial Valley Food Bank

329 Applestill Road
El Centro, California 92443
Phone: (760) 370-0966
Fax: (760) 370-5789
E-mail: ivfoodbank@icoe.k12.ca.us

Kern

Lassen

  • Lassen/Modoc Food Bank

1700 Sunkist Drive
Susanville, California 96130
Phone: (530) 257-4884
Fax: (530) 257-2116
E-mail: lccoa@citlink.net

Long Beach

Los Angeles

  • (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.
  • (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.

Marin

Monterey

  • (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.

Napa

Nevada

Orange

Placer

  • Community Resources Council, Inc. Food Bank

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

Riverside

  • (NP) Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

2950-B Jefferson Street
Riverside, California 92504-4360
Phone: (909) 359-4757
Fax: (909) 359-8314

Sacramento

  • (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.
  • (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.

San Benito

San Diego

  • 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.
  • (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.

San Francisco

  • 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.
  • (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.

San Joaquin

San Luis Obispo

San Mateo

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

Sonoma

Stanislaus

  • (NP) Salvation Army

600 Janopaul Lane
Modesto, California 95351
Phone: (209) 577-3600
Fax: (209) 577-2214
E-mail: tsafood@mindspring.com

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

704 East Industrial Park Drive
Manteca, California 95337
Phone: (209) 239-2091
Fax: (209) 239-2086
E-mail: foodbanksj@aol.com

Tulare

Ventura

Yolo

Statewide/National Organizations

  • 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.
  • (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.
  • 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.

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