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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 CalRecycle's Food Scrap Management website.

Select the letter below that corresponds with the first letter of the organization name you are searching for or select from a list sorted by county and region.



  • 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.
  • Community Resources Council, Inc. Food Bank

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


  • 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.



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



  • Lassen/Modoc Food Bank

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

  • 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.







  • Salvation Army

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


  • 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.


  • 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.

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