The Food Bank for Monterey County
The Food Bank for Monterey County, a certified Feeding America food bank, is the largest supplier of emergency food in Monterey County. We distribute 6 million pounds of food annually.
The national image of our area is one of wealth and beauty. Yet poverty and food insecurity exist in the “Salad Bowl of the World.”
The challenge is great and we strive to meet it on a daily basis.
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Read our latest newsletter now (Updated March, 2013)
Many Thanks to All Our Supporters!
Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation: Join Our Summer Campaign Against Childhood Hunger
Help us end summertime hunger during for the 22,000 Monterey County children facing months of empty refrigerators and empty stomachs. When school is out, there is no school breakfast and lunch. Raising healthy children — our future Ag industry leaders, doctors, teachers — requires more than just talk. It requires action. Meeting basic nutritional needs is the first step. Our work can’t wait. The last school bell will ring later this month. Please help make sure children can come home to nourishing food and a healthy future. Look for our summer mailing. There are many ways to help. Thank you in advance for giving generously!
Hunger in America
HUNGER IS EPIDEMIC IN MONTEREY COUNTY
ONE-FIFTH OF POPULATION RECEIVES FOOD ASSISTANCE
FOOD BANK FOR MONTEREY COUNTY
NOW SERVES 88,700 DIFFERENT
MONTEREY COUNTY RESIDENTS ANNUALLY
According to the study results released from “Hunger in America 2010,” an estimated 88,700 different people are now served annually by the Food Bank for Monterey County—one-fifth of Monterey County’s population. Every week the Food Bank serves approximately 10,800 people. The last hunger study, conducted in 2005, reported 55,300 different people served annually and 4,900 weekly.
- Forging Partnerships to Confront the Unacceptable By Enid Borden
- A Sustainable Future by Eddie Oliver, Gleaners Food Bank
- House Farm Bill Consequences
- Older Americans Month by Ellie Hollander
- Lobbying Springfield to End Hunger Now: My Day in Pictures
- We are in trouble by Brett Weisel
- Seniors and Hunger: A Caregiver’s Concern by Dresden Shumaker
- Internship looking back by Laura Kujava
- Aging and Still Struggling to Put Food on the Table by Eileen Hyde
- Why Middle and Upper Class Seniors May Face Food Insecurity by Ashley Keenan
Food Bank Awards
The Food Bank for Monterey County has won a Business Excellence Award in the nonprofit category in Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards! Click here to view the winners.
Thank you to all who honored us with your vote!
Here are just a few ways you can help end hunger in your community.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the Food Bank’s largest supplemental food program.
The Family Market is the Food Bank’s produce-based direct distribution program.
The Agency Clearinghouse supplies food to nearly 90 other Monterey County nonprofit agencies.