We gather donated food

The food bank, its branches and distribution organizations receive donated food from various sources including farmers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, the USDA and food drives.

Food waste occurs at every stage of the food system—from the farm to the dinner table. Estimates show that up to 40% of food is wasted in North America. By reclaiming safe, surplus food, the food bank prevents it from ending up in a landfill.

Sometimes the food is delivered to one of our warehouses, but frequently the food bank picks up donations. In regions where we have a Partner Distribution Organization (PDO) or a Redistribution Organization (RDO), they handle local donations for us.

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