Food Suppliers - The Foodbank of Southern California
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Food Suppliers

We are pleased to accept highly nutritional food product from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailer, distributors, restaurants, farmers or other food industry businesses.

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

  • Fresh 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 of Southern California Food Suppliers

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

  • 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 owns a warehouse facility that includes both a 3,200 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 made it possible to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry children, families and seniors every day in the community.