Food Finders Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   51 reviews

Address:

3744 N. Industry Ave. #401 Lakewood CA 90712 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.

Results:

In 27 years we have rescued and redistributed more than 123 million pounds of donated food, which equates to more than 102 million meals!

Target demographics:

provide food to pantries, shelters and centers that feed people in need.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Rescue more than 7.9 million pounds of food that went to feed people.

Geographic areas served:

Los Angeles and Orange counties

Programs:

Food Rescue and Food4Kids

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for feeding children at The Youth Center and your ongoing support. We are blessed to partner with you! Food Finders Rock!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are so fortunate to be in partnership with Food Finders. We have been receiving food from their sources for years and they never disappoint. The addition of pick ups of left over school lunches has been very beneficial and they do their best to help us provide holiday meals to our homeless friends and low income families. The people who work there are always kind and generous. They make the operation of our ministry so much easier.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I thank God for FoodFinders and it's people
We're being blessed and have and opportunity to bless others


Thank You, so much FoodFinders















 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Diana and her team at Food Finders are remarkable! We called and informed that we were short of items for our distribution and they provided 2 generous donations on the morning of our Food Distribution. We are so grateful for Food Finders and their commitment to assisting our Food Ministry here in Long Beach. Words cannot express our thanks and may God continue to bless and watch over their organization. In addition, they make the additional effort to come by on the weekends and offer our Church fresh produce from our local Farmers Market! They care so much about our community and we praise them truly for their philanthropic effort.

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

E-MARKET THEM TO THE WORLD!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The church I attend has a hot meal program, sack lunch, program, shower program, and a food pantry. Food Finders brings us bread and baked goods each week which helps with all of these programs. Our food pantry gets enough to serve sweets with coffee while people wait in line, sometimes for hours. The hot meal program, served two Saturdays a month gets enough bread to serve with our lunch and to give loaves & buns away as people leave.

The products are so appreciated and helps us keep our costs down and provide more for the people we serve.

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

Receiving food for our food programs to the homeless and needy in our neighborhood

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

It would be helpful to know in advance what was coming, so that I wouldn't have to purchase bread for my program if I was going to get a delivery.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Vice-President for the Long Beach Basket Brigade. We are a local agency that has had the priviledge to work with Food Finders for the past 7 years. They have been crucial in identifying hundreds of Long Beach families in need of food and assisting us in our mission to serve them. This past year Food Finders assisted us in feeding 826 Long Beach families in need. They are a tremendous value to our community and deserve any financial assistance available. They are a true example of service and action!

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

Seeing hundreds of families fed during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

None at this time

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Drop-In-Center (a program of Urban Community Outreach of Long Beach, CA) offers a safe and appropriate place "out of the glare" every Sunday afternoon for up to over 500 homeless and needy people downtown. I used to spend time on Saturday seeking food donations from the vendors at a local Certified Farmers Market and could collect 40 or 50 pounds of produce every week. Food Finders heard I was doing that and before I knew it there were 2 or 3 teams of their volunteers picking up 80-100 pounds of potatoes, carrots, oranges, lettuce and other wholesome fresh produce the farmers generously offered. Not only that, but those same Food Finders folks would then show up the next day to volunteer with us at the Drop-In-Center. I am so happy to be on the receiving end of some of Food Finders' 80 million pounds of food deliveries.

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

changing lives by helping people stretch their food budget...or perhaps get their only meal that day.

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

boost the effectiveness of its board for stronger fundraising efforts...Food Finders always operates on a shoestring. (or, better-said, on a shoestring potato!)

 
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