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Donate Food

Share your food

Many families in our area need a little help putting food on the table. They shouldn’t have to choose between paying rent or buying healthy groceries. You can help by making food donations. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

Ways to donate food

Grocery rescue donations

We coordinate scheduled donation pickups with local grocery retailers so food close to its expiration date can be used to feed our hungry neighbors instead of going to waste.

Grocery rescue

Backyard produce donations

Local gardeners are invited to share their harvest.

Backyard produce

Large-scale food donations

Local companies can save money and reduce waste while helping the community.

Large-scale food

Food drives donations

Donate food to a food drive hosted by an individual or organization.

Food drives

Most-needed food items:

  • Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
  • Peanut butter
  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit in its own juice or water
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Low-sugar whole grain cereals
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)

Please avoid items packed in glass. No candy or sugar-sweetened drinks.

Food donations

Food donations can be dropped off at the lobby or warehouse of any of our distribution centers during business hours.

If you have questions about food drive donations, please call 866-234-3663 or email donor.relations@shfb.org.

If you have questions about other food donations, please contact our food donor hotline at fooddonor@shfb.org or by calling 408-266-8866 ext. 102.

Prepared foods

We are not able to accept prepared or catered foods. If you have these types of donations, you can connect with one of our local partner agencies that accept this food by using the MealConnect technology platform.
For more information, please visit Mealconnect.org or contact our food donor hotline at 408-266-8866 ext. 102.