Food Finders Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 3434 Atlantic Ave Long Beach CA 90807 USA

Mission: THE ORGANIZATION SERVES AS A CONDUIT PROVIDING FOOD TO FEED THE IMPOVERISHED AND HUNGRY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES. THE ORGANIZATION FUNCTIONS AS A REFERRAL SOURCE AND RESOURCE LINK BETWEEN DONORS, SERVICE AGENCIES, AND THE PEOPLE IN NEED.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The amount of food that Food Finders provides for those in need is almost beyond belief. Donors, many of whom were throwing out food that had reached the "sell by" date, are happy to have found an organization that gets this food into the hands of people that need it the most.

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

seeing the joy in the reciipients faces.

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

not change a thing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders are a wonderful organization that has come along side us - Calvary Chapel Emanuel - to help meet the physical needs of many precious souls in the Hispanic community living in the city of Orange, California. Many families which are going through tough economic times are touched weekly by the love of Jesus as we teach the Word of God and then provide hundreds of pounds of bread, milk, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables and other delicious and nutritious foods we are able to serve them every week with the help from Food Finders.

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

Many people receive with thanksgiving and joy the food we are able to give to them.

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

Not applicable

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Last June, I delivered over 40 hams to a Substance Abuse House here in Long Beach (donated by Trader Joe's). They were very high quality, averaging $35 each ham.

The next time I came to deliver more food, the cook came out to tell me he put the hams in the freezer to save for Father's Day Sunday dinner.
And that they were the most delicious hams the men had ever had. He said it meant a lot to them to have a special meal since they were not able to be with their own kids on Father's Day. He said some had tears running down their faces as they enjoyed the ham dinner.

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I think Food Finders is allowing individuals nutritious, quality meals every day!

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

Try to attract more volunteers, even if it is only 1 day a month!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

From the day I contacted Food Finders in February of 2008 I was highly impressed. They were highly organized and matched my interests, skills and personal schedule with my desires to volunteer for them.
I was also allowed to bring my young daughter with me to do the food pick ups from Ralphs Grocery store and drop offs to local homeless shelters. She benefited greatly from this eye opening experience.

When I re-encountered Food Finders, as the Volunteer Coordinator at The Volunteer Center of Long Beach, I was delighted! I sent them court referred volunteers and Food Finders statf was helpful and grateful for our efforts. Late last year my family and I helped pack food boxes for the poor and homeless. The project was superbly organized!

Food Finders is a high quality, professional and caring group.

Amy Berger, Volunteer



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

Volunteering in various ways.

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

Expand it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

"There but for the grace of God go I"
Seeing as many people who are going hungry, who are unemployed and have many mouths to feed as I do the employed, it gladdens my heart to know that there are people out there from all walks of life and all occupations who care enough to lend a helping hand. For some, this means driving to pick up and deliver food from the gracious suppliers to those who can and will use it. The food and goods help all of us, whether we are on the receiving end of it or not, it saves the suppliers money from food or items that may have gone into dumps or landfills, and it helps those who are just trying to survive.
I've done both pickup and delivery, and I've also seen the faces of those who come looking for a helping hand. They come in all age, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Helping them helps me, it helps give us better neighborhoods, and cuts down on some of the potential crime committed by those who might otherwise be driven to it by necessity.

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

seeing families able to stick together and survive because they didn't have to spend all of their income to feed their families. I've seen the food go to a number of charities that help the homeless, help to train and care for young unwed mothers and mothers to be. I've seen the looks and thanks in the eyes of elderly who would have gone hungry if not for the food provided by Food Finders.

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

I think that with further work and marketing within the various communities we could make the organization stronger and even more efficient.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

"There but for the grace of God go I"
Seeing as many people who are going hungry, who are unemployed and have many mouths to feed as I do the employed, it gladdens my heart to know that there are people out there from all walks of life and all occupations who care enough to lend a helping hand. For some, this means driving to pick up and deliver food from the gracious suppliers to those who can and will use it. The food and goods help all of us, whether we are on the receiving end of it or not, it saves the suppliers money from food or items that may have gone into dumps or landfills, and it helps those who are just trying to survive.
I've done both pickup and delivery, and I've also seen the faces of those who come looking for a helping hand. They come in all age, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Helping them helps me, it helps give us better neighborhoods, and cuts down on some of the potential crime committed by those who might otherwise be driven to it by necessity.

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

seeing families able to stick together and survive because they didn't have to spend all of their income to feed their families. I've seen the food go to a number of charities that help the homeless, help to train and care for young unwed mothers and mothers to be. I've seen the looks and thanks in the eyes of elderly who would have gone hungry if not for the food provided by Food Finders.

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

I think that with further work and marketing within the various communities we could make the organization stronger and even more efficient.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization which delivers food to the needy, staffed almost entirely with volunteers.
I deliver one route a week and provide at least 1000# of food products to 2 different organizations directly serving the neediest people of our community.And I am just one of many volunteers.

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

the gratitude expressed by the needy people of our community.

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

encourage more participation from stores and volunteers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I deliver about 1/2 ton of foods each Monday to seniors in Long Beach as well as a church where 150-300 are fed each day.
I see the help these organizations give and the smiles and thank yous from people as I deliver.

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

the people I help

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

Grow bigger where it can

 
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