The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency and supplemental food, and a key proponent of anti‐hunger education and advocacy in Monterey County. The Food Bank is a member of the network of Feeding America Food Banks, known formerly as America’s Second Harvest.
Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” To accomplish this mission, we solicit, collect, store, and then distribute food throughout the County by several means: (1) Agency Clearinghouse, a network of approximately 90 non-profit food assistance agencies; (2) direct giving programs such as Emergency Food Assistance and the Family Market.
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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.