The Foodbank of Southern California

The Foodbank obtains and distributes highly nutritional food to
charitable community organizations supporting low-income individuals.

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Key Food Distribution Programs:

Food Bank Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Foodbank provides USDA surplus commodities (such as infant formula, flour, cornmeal, pinto beans, rice, milk, cheese, and butter) to help supplement the diets of low-income households, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.

Annually, through this program, The Foodbank channels over 21.5 million pounds of highly nutritious food from this program to hundreds of local charitable agencies completely free of charge. You may learn more about USDA commodities and recipes at TEFAP’s website.

The Brown Bag Network Program for Seniors

The Foodbank provides free nutritious food biweekly to feed thousands of low-income seniors at volunteer staffed Brown Bag distribution sites and free weekly deliveries to low-income homebound/shut-in seniors in Los Angeles County. The program helps these individuals live as independent as possible.

The Foodbank operates one of the largest programs in the State and is unique in that there is no annual fee charged to recipients. This program is made possible through the commitment of dedicated volunteers who sort, bag, and distribute the food at the various sites.

The Brown Bag Network Program for Seniors

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The Foodbank links charitable organizations feeding meals to the hungry with local restaurants, caterers, other food preparers for distribution of safe “unsaleable” prepared food. Annually this program channels over 1.8 million pounds of donated food to local charitable agencies completely free of charge.

Retail Donation Referral Program

The Foodbank links charitable organizations feeding the hungry with local grocery stores, restaurants, and caterers for direct donations of safe “unsaleable” perishable products completely free of charge.

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