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Independence From Hunger
Supplier Donations

Hi Grocery Outlet Suppliers!
Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2020 Independence from Hunger campaign!

Below you will find information about each regional Grocery Outlet food bank partner. If you are ready to partner with, or have any questions about, the Independence from Hunger partners, please contact Kelly Reeves at kreeves@cfgo.com.

Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to your support in combating food insecurity during Independence from Hunger this year!

LACFB High Demand Items:

  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Tuna

LACFB does not distribute:

  • Sodas
  • Carbonated beverages – with the exception of water and 100% juice
  • Alcohol – or any mix that includes or promotes alcohol
  • Energy drinks
  • Medical or vitamin supplements
  • Diet products that contain appetite suppressants

LACFB Code Date/Shelf-Stability Requirements

Food should have a “Use-By” date no earlier than October 2020. The LACFB’s code date and shelf-stability policy is attached for reference.

Note: Due to heightened demand this year, LACFB can accept closer-dates for items in high-demand. Please reach out if you have closer-dated items that you would like to donate.

Los Angeles County Food Bank Important Dates and Times:

  • Now accepting product donations
  • Receiving hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • July 4: HolidayLACFB CLOSED
  • July 31: Last day for donation deliveries to LACFB

Schedule delivery appointments with at least 48 hours notice:

Logistics Contact: email Dorcas at dcaesar@lafoodbank.org

Phone Number 323.234.3030 ext. 154

Address: 1734 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058

Additional Info About LACFB:

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. With an estimate 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles County not knowing where their next meal is coming from, the Food Bank’s mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Distributing distribute food and other essentials to children, seniors, families and other individuals in need, the LA County Food Bank serves more than 300,000 people every month.

ACCFB General Nutritional Guidelines:

  • Canned fruits – packed in natural juice and not syrup
  • Canned vegetables – low in salt
    • EZO and Pop-Top cans gladly accepted
  • 100% juice – carbonated/non-carbonated
  • Low sodium varieties of canned soups preferred
  • Lean proteins
  • Nuts
  • Whole grains
  • Boxed cereals
  • Dry grains (rice/pasta)
  • Dry beans
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Low sodium snack foods
  • Water
  • Note: ACCFB has limited cold/frozen storage

ACCFB does not distribute:

  • Sodas
  • Carbonated beverages – with the exception of water and 100% juice
  • Alcohol – or any mix that includes or promotes alcohol
  • Energy drinks
  • Medical or vitamin supplements
  • Diet products that contain appetite suppressants

ACCFB Code Date/Shelf-Stability Requirements

Food should have a “Use-By” date no earlier than October 2020. The ACCFB’s code date and shelf-stability policy is attached for reference.

Note: Due to heightened demand this year, ACCFB can accept closer-dates for items in high-demand. Please reach out if you have closer-dated items that you would like to donate.

ACCFB Important Dates and Times:

  • Now accepting product donations
  • Receiving hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • July 4: HolidayACCFB CLOSED
  • July 31: Last day for donation deliveries to ACCFB

ACCFB Location & Contact

Alameda County Community Food Bank

7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

Schedule delivery appointments with at least 48 hours notice:

Attn: Wilken Louie, Associate Director Food Sourcing & Allocation

(510) 635-3663, ext. 326

Additional Info About ACCFB:

Since 1985, ACCFB has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area. In 2017, ACCFB distributed the equivalent of 30 million meals to the community, with more than half of the food distributed being healthy, farm-fresh produce. In Alameda County, 1 in 5 residents are supported by ACCFB through our food distribution network of more than 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations, as well as direct-distribution programs including Children’s Backpack and Mobile Pantry.

The ACCFB need has doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and with your support they can feed the most vulnerable members of the community: children and seniors. Your donations would help these children through distributions in 11 unified school districts, and seniors through deliveries to their retirement homes.

A well-fed community is our top priority and we encourage the donation of healthy food items through the following ACCFB General Nutritional Guidelines.

Central PA Food Bank General Nutritional Guidelines:

Dairy, Eggs, Perishable Beverages

  • Maintain at 41° or below (do not freeze unless specifically asked to by the agency)
  • Incomplete dozens of eggs are accepted, please remove broken eggs prior to donating
  • Dairy donations are accepted after the product date unless specified otherwise by agency

Produce

  • At least 80% of the product is usable
  • Package is not oozing or leaking
  • Cut produce must be kept at 41° or below

Meat, Fish & Poultry

  • Meat must be frozen by the end of the sell-by date
  • Fish / seafood must be frozen prior to agency accepting the donation

Frozen

  • Product must be kept at 0° and completely frozen
  • Dry Storage / Nonperishable
  • Dents on can seams must be less than 1” in depth; must be able to open with can opener
  • Opened packaging is not acceptable

Bakery

  • Moldy items will not be accepted
  • Packaging must be intact

Deli & Prepared

  • Items from any serve yourself salad bar or hot bar are not accepted
  • Deli meat must be frozen by the end of the sell-by date
  • If able to, please freeze prepared foods with discretion to contents
  • Meats & Cheeses slices in store are not accepted
  • Items being served out of in the deli case are not accepted

Non-Food / Non-Traditional Donations

  • Baby Food & Baby Formula are only accepted prior to the sell-by date
  • Agencies may have independent guidelines on what they will not accept

Central PA Food Bank CANNOT Accept

  • Food packed in boxes previously used to hold raw meat or chemicals or USDA boxes
  • Damaged, compromised or bloated packaged, or items without an ingredient list
  • Off odor or discoloration (use discretion)
  • Food showing signs of mold, fungus, insects, or decay
  • Freezer burnt foods, or foods kept at unsafe temperatures
  • Broken or chipped glass jars
  • Any returned items
  • Bulk non-packaged items not accepted

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Code Date/Shelf-Stability Requirements

Food should have a “Use-By” date no earlier than October 2020. The Central PA Food Bank’s code date and shelf-stability policy is attached for reference.

Note: Due to heightened demand this year, CPAFB can accept closer-dates for items in high-demand. Please reach out if you have closer-dated items that you would like to donate.

CPAFB Important Dates and Times:

  • Now accepting product donations
  • Receiving hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • July 4: HolidayCPAFB CLOSED
  • July 31: Last day for donation deliveries to CPAFB

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Contact:

Beth Hamilton, Director of Food Sourcing and Logistics

3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg PA 17109

Direct: 717.724.3191   Phone: 717.564.1700 Fax: 717.564.1894

Email: bhamilton@centralpafoodbank.org

Additional Info About the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank:

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America and Feeding Pennsylvania, serves 27 counties across Pennsylvania. As the largest food distribution organization in the region, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank reduces hunger by distributing nutritious food in partnership with more than 1,000 partner agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, low-income child and senior care centers, VFW) and programs in 27 counties. With their help, the Central PA Food Bank was able to distribute 46 million nutritious meals in 2019.

OR Food Bank Product Guidelines:

If you would like to assist with a donation or service, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible. OFB is receiving a high volume of support from our community, and your detailed information will help us to respond as soon as possible.

Oregon Food Bank – Product Donation Google Forum

  • Now accepting product donations
  • Ideal situation is for the items to be palletized
    • If not palletized, one of the Partner Agencies may pick it up
  • Proteins
  • Oils
  • Frozen, though coordination around cold storage will be required
  • High Need Items
    • Potatoes
    • Onions
    • Cooking Oils
    • Shelf Stable Products
  • Boxes for distributing food to families
    • Ideally can carry 20-40 pounds per box

Cannot Accept:

  • Damaged or unpackaged items

Additional Info About Oregon Food Bank:

Oregon Food Bank is the coordinating agency for a statewide network of 21 Regional Food Banks and more than 1,400 food assistance sites providing food to people experiencing hunger throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Through Network collaboration we are able to leverage our collective resources, equitably distribute food and enhance our capacity to serve food insecure people throughout our service area.

The OR Food Bank’s need has doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and with your support they can feed the most vulnerable members of the community: children and seniors. Your donations would help these children through distributions in 11 unified school districts, and seniors through deliveries to their retirement homes.

Still have questions or unsure of the best way to support?

Let us know by contacting Kelly Reeves at kreeves@cfgo.com and we can help!

Stay tuned for the online donation option which will be available starting late June!