The dedication of our member network allows us to distribute nearly 33 million meals annually in our 11-county service area. Food is delivered to our network or picked up by our partner agencies and distributed for free to people in need. We also match agencies with retail stores for direct pickups, fostering strong community relationships and ensuring the prompt usage of perishable items by not bringing them through our warehouse. Beyond our general distribution, the following distribution programs ensure we maximize food access for our neighbors in need:
Green Grocer: Green Grocer is a farm stand on wheels—a customized delivery truck of refrigerated, ready-to-sell perishables that stops, sets up, sells, then moves on to other locations. The goal of Green Grocer is to expand the Food Bank’s reach into communities where people lack access to fresh, nutritious foods.
Produce to People: Our largest direct mobile distribution program, the Produce to People model provides a more accessible way for eligible people to receive free food through a dignified, high-quality process centered on the distribution of fresh and, when possible, local produce and other foods.
Community Table: Through this program, we pair restaurants and commercial kitchens with our member agencies. Chefs prepare complete, nutritious meals on a scheduled basis for the agencies to distribute to people in need.