Food Bank For Monterey County

Rating: 5 stars   1 review


815 West Market Street 5 Salinas CA 93901 USA


To distribute food to alleviate hunger, provide emergency food services during a natural disaster, and conduct educational awareness programs relating to hunger issues in monterey county.


Food bank agency clearinghouse - this is a network of approximately 124 monterey county non-profit agencies that rely on the food bank as their primary food resource to provide food assistance that serve the elderly, chronically ill, homeless, unemployed, and working poor. The agencies served 51,470 households with 1,825,000 pounds of food.

emergency food assistance program (efap) - this program distributes usda food commodities at 44 sites throughout monterey county on a monthly basis to families in need. On average, this one program alone serves 8,500 households per month, with a total of 2. 6 million pounds of food annually.

family market - this is the food bank's direct food distribution program and operates like a farmer's market. Food distributed consists of fresh, locally grown produce and other produce from the state of california. It is to help with the growing health concerns among the population served, specifically diabetes and obesity. There are now a total of 10 sites countywide that each serve between 200-400 people with each household receiving approximately 50-100 pounds of food.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Really amazing how many people they serve with a small staff. I've seen a lot of nonprofits that seem to waste money, but this is not one of them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the incredible number of people they help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep letting people know about the diversity of the people served.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people and their dedication.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and very hard working. Very committed to the work they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve more people, build a new facility that they would own and purchase new trucks to increase their ability to serve this huge county.

Ways to make it better...

I could give more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the growing need for food, the stereotyped perception of those in need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They do an amazing job of stretching a dollar to buy $7 of food for hungry families. Their website tells the story very well.

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