How To Donate Food

Anyone can give! Loaves & Fishes rescues donated food from grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, wholesale food distributors, and more for delivery to emergency food programs throughout our community.

Become a Food Donation Partner

We Accept:

  • non-perishable (shelf-stable) foods
  • fresh (unwashed) produce from gardens*
  • perishable foods*
  • prepared foods*
  • surplus from corporate events, parties, or vendors*

*For perishable or prepared food donation, please contact us so that we can coordinate a safe food rescue and delivery. We do not have refrigeration on-site.


Donate Food

  • Purchase items from our Wishlist.
  • We accept nonperishable items on the following days:
    • Mon – Thu • 9a – 4p
    • Fri • 9a – 3p
  • For perishable or prepared food donation, please contact us, so we can coordinate a safe food rescue and delivery. Loaves & Fishes does not have refrigeration or storage facilites on-site.
  • *Only NON-PERISHABLE food and small amounts of UNWASHED fresh produce are accepted at the office. Please call us to make arrangements for all other perishable items.

Check out our Amazon Wishlist to find our most-needed food items. 

When you donate food, you help us fill our trucks with nonperishable and shelf-stable food items delivered daily to those who need it most!

Host a Food Drive

Canned food drives are needed all year long.

Fall and winter food drives:

  • Stock the shelves of emergency food programs in our community.
  • Keep shelves from going bare during the time when people have highest need.

Spring & summer food drives:

  • Support emergency food programs at local aftercare programs and community centers that feed children in our community.
  • Help to ensure the nutritional needs of children are being met outside of the standard school year.
 

If you have perishable items that need refrigerating or have prepared food to donate from an event, please call our office ahead of time to make arrangements. We do not have refrigeration on-site but can work with you to set-up pick-up and/or delivery times. Make certain your donation is properly stored prior to pick up to ensure the highest regard for food safety.

Tips and Tricks

  • When you donate food, remember: food items can be heavy. Be sure to use small, sturdy boxes for your food drive and delivery.
  • Always abide by food safety best practices.
  • For perishable or prepared food donations, please contact us so that we can coordinate a safe food rescue and delivery. We do not have refrigeration on-site.
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Here are some helpful tips to donate food, as well as items to avoid.
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