The Food Bank for Monterey County began as a program of the Alliance On Aging in 1983 with its primary program, the Senior Brown Bag Program, to serve low-income senior citizens. In 1990, The Food Bank incorporated and became an autonomous nonprofit organization, relocating to the current warehouse facility in 1992. Currently the Food Bank is the largest supplier of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County.

Click here for proof of nonprofit (501 (c) 3) status.

Click here to view Articles of Incorporation.


2015 Holiday Sponsors

A big thank you to our official 2015 Holiday Food & Fund Drive Sponsors

Food Bank Awards

MPCC Award 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!

Food Programs

Here are just a few ways you can help end hunger in your community.

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the Food Bank’s largest supplemental food program.

Family Market

The Family Market

The Family Market is the Food Bank’s produce-based direct distribution program.

The Agency Clearinghouse

The Agency Clearinghouse supplies food to nearly 90 other Monterey County nonprofit agencies.