What is food banking?
Food banking is a system that moves food from donors to the people who need it and engages all sectors of society in the effort. The food banking system feeds millions of people each year, becomes a vehicle for building public awareness about hunger and its solutions, and serves as a powerful voice that drives policy decisions that impact the food security of individuals and communities.
What should I donate?
Healthy, unopened, non-perishable food
Food within the expiration date noted on the packaging
What are the most requested food items?
Canned meats (tuna, stew, chili) Beans
Canned vegetables Peanut Butter
Pasta and pasta sauce Baby food and formula
What happens to my food donation?
The food is brought to Foodlink where it is picked up by one of the 150 local food closets and agencies that come to collect food supplies. The food closets then distribute the food to their communities.