Food Suppliers

Food Industry Support:

The Foodbank of Southern California is pleased to accept highly nutritious
food product from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailer, distributors,
restaurants, farmers or other food industry businesses.

The Foodbank accepts items that have not reach expiration. This includes:

  • forkliftFresh produce
  • Frozen foods
  • Shelf-stable product
  • Dairy
  • Juice
  • Food related inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise, and national or private-label products.
  • Excess food products from trade shows.

 

The Foodbank cannot accept:

  • Product that has been thawed.
  • Product removed from its original packaging.
  • Repackaged or opened product.
  • Prepared food that has been exposed to public self-service.

Safety and Liability:

All food donations are handled in compliance with food safety handling procedures.  The Foodbank has a secured warehouse facility that includes both a 2,400 cubic foot walk-in freezer and a large walk-in cooler. The Foodbank’s fleet of trucks, forklifts and other equipment can safely handle donated items.  Every donation is weighed and inspected for integrity prior to distribution.

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, releases all food donors from liability if the product was given in good faith at the time of donation.

Business Tax Deduction:

The Foodbank provides receipts for all donations.. The 1976 Tax Reform Act allows businesses to deduct the costs associated with donating food to The Foodbank of Southern California. Business should consult with their tax advisors as well as visit the
IRS website for more information on tax deductions for charitable donations. 

The Foodbank sincerely thanks the several hundred food donors who have make it possible to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry children, families and seniors every day in the community. The Foodbank is especially appreciative of its Major Food Donors this past year:

  • Ag Against Hunger
  • Agro Imports
  • AIS Aqua Foods
  • AJ Parent Corp.
  • Albert’s Organic
  • Alpha Supporting Services
  • Alta Coffee Service
  • Always Fresh Produce
  • Americold
  • Amigos Grocers, Inc.
  • Aqua Blox
  • ASR Frozen Foods
  • Baby Gourmet
  • Berry Fresh
  • Big Lots
  • Bimbos Bakeries
  • Bon Appetit
  • Butterball
  • C.P. Foods Products
  • California Commissary
  • California Rice Center
  • Camino Real Kitchens
  • Candy Warehouse
  • CB International
  • CDS Produce
  • Chang Food Company
  • Chiquita Brands
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • City Foods
  • Coca Cola
  • Contessa Premium
  • Corey Baer Imports
  • CP Foods West
  • Crowne Pineapple
  • Custom Good
  • Diana’s Mexican Food
  • Dolores Canning Company
  • Doraval Discount
  • Doughnut Deli
  • Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group
  • Earthland Farms
  • Equater Inc.
  • Everson Spice Company
  • Field Fresh
  • Food Craft
  • Foodlink
  • Fortune Produce
  • Friar’s Choice
  • Frito Lay
  • Fruit Pops
  • Funway Snacks
  • Garrison Cold Storage
  • Going Native
  • Gold Coast Ingredients
  • Golden Baked Foods.
  • Golden Eagle Distributors
  • Gourmet Trading
  • Gourmet Treats
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • H.C. Foods
  • Hain Gourmet
  • Heritage Fine Foods
  • Hillshire Farm
  • Honeybaked Ham
  • Hunter Foods, Inc.
  • IKEA
  • Integrated Food Services
  • iPura Food Distribution
  • Jac Vandenberg Inc.
  • Jam N Logistics
  • Jessy Lord Bakery
  • Jet Blue
  • Jordana Cosmetics
  • Juanita Foods
  • Kelsen
  • King Henry’s
  • Knight Refrigeration
  • L.A. Dream Center
  • L.A. Salad
  • L.A. Specialty
  • Lakeview Farms
  • Lazy Acres
  • Legacy Foods
  • Long Beach Seafood
  • Lord Winsor Roasters
  • Lucky Farms
  • M & M Distributors
  • Makoto Dressing
  • Maruzen of America
  • Miyasaka
  • Mother’s Cookies
  • Namar Foods
  • Naturally Fresh
  • Nestle Waters
  • New Century Snacks
  • Nishimoto Trading Company
  • Nissin Foods
  • Ogo Pogo Bakery
  • Oppenheimer Group
  • Oro Verde Organic
  • O’Tasty Foods
  • Penguin Natural Foods
  • PepsiCo/Tropicana
  • Peppered Up Foods
  • Perfect Beverage
  • Pescaderia Tampico Seafood
  • Pilgrim’s Pride
  • Pillsbury
  • Polly’s Pies
  • The Popcorn Man
  • Preferred Freezers
  • PSP International
  • Ralph’s Distribution
  • Return Inc.
  • Robert’s Company
  • Safeway
  • Salvation Army – Long Beach
  • Samui Beverage Company
  • Santa Fe Importers
  • Santa Monica Seafood
  • Sea Delight
  • Sierra Cheese Company
  • Sierra Mist
  • Society of St. Andrews
  • Specialty Coffee
  • Splendid Products
  • Spud Organic
  • Star Fishery
  • Stremick’s Heritage Foods
  • Sundia Corporation
  • SunOpta Fruit Group
  • Sunset Health Products
  • Swiss Chalet
  • Synders Health Foods
  • Tampico Seafood
  • Tapatio Hot Sauce
  • Thrifty Ice Cream
  • Tierra Madre/North Star Organics
  • Tomich Bros. Foods
  • Trinity Fresh
  • Trinity Valley Foods
  • Tyson Foods
  • Umina Bros.
  • Vegan Traders
  • Ventura Foods
  • VersaCold
  • Vicolo Wholesale
  • West Coast Ship Supply
  • West Coast Venting
  • West Pico Foods
  • Whole Foods
  • WTI
  • Xcite Foods