We order lots of food wholesale using generous financial donations. Most uniform products on our shelves, like our fresh produce, canned goods, and repacked cereals, come to us this way.
We also utilize Grocery Rescue and Food Circle to bring in food from grocery stores and local restaurants. Our Grocery Rescue program partners with local grocery stores to accept food that would otherwise be set aside for the landfill. Instead, this food is hand sorted for freshness and expiration dates, by food bank volunteers, to help stock our food bank shelves.
Our Food Circle program accepts prepared, perishable food from commercial food establishments. Using sanitized containers, excess prepared food is collected at donor establishments by a driver trained in safe food handling then repacked into single serving meals!
Another big way we get food to our shoppers is from community food drives. These drives bring a huge array of diversity to our shelves! From fresh produce drives at Farmers Markets to canned good drives at schools, businesses, & churches, we receive hundreds of pounds of donations from the community each day.