We can distribute $5 worth of food for every $1 that you donate!

Make an Online Donation Now


Make a credit card donation by calling (831) 758-1523. Visa/MasterCard/American Express accepted.


Make a secure online donation using your credit card here.


Make your check payable to Food Bank for Monterey County and mail it to 815 West Market Street, #5, Salinas, California 93901.

Please contact Melissa Kendrick at 758-1523 or to find out more about the good your financial gift can do.


At the Food Bank for Monterey County, volunteers are indispensable in their efforts to provide food assistance. Last year, volunteers donated more than 48,000 hours of labor. This gift of time and effort resulted in a cost savings of $388,854.00.

This support enabled us to distribute 6 million pounds of food. Join us!

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers like you to help sort, package and distribute healthy food to people in need in Monterey County. Click here to find out how you can help!

Host a Food Drive

You can make a difference in the lives of low-income families, seniors and individuals threatened by hunger. Please help us reach our goal of distributing 6 million pounds of food this year.

Hosting a food drive is easy! You pick the dates; we deliver the food barrels to your office, place of worship or school; and then we pick up the full barrels when your drive is over.

You can also collect financial contributions during your food drive. With every $1 donated, the Food Bank can distribute $5 worth of groceries, fresh produce, bread, dairy products and meat into the community. You can donate online, print out a donation form or write a check.

Download our Food Drive Enrollment Form here. (DOC)

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.