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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great nonprofit! It's amazing what they do! Too much food is wasted in the world today and they're changing that!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work across the street from the Food Finders slightly used home furnishings, etc. The window display is always inviting, color coordinated and 'same category' displays. It is always a pleasure to go in and browse, everyone is so welcoming and ready to answer any of your questions.
I have donated canned goods in the past and have always felt appreciated for my donations.

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

Appreciation for my donations.

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

Have more Food-Finders outlets in other cities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been very impressed with the people at Food Finders--so generous, so full of common sense--they just PUT TOGETHER those who have and those who need! No nonsense. They set a wonderful example for our community!

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I've known people who help them collect food--very dedicated!

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

Give them more p.r., so more people know about them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so proud to be able to say this organization is based in my hometown of Long Beach. What is so marvelous about Food Finders is that they will pick up what other organizations deem as "too small" of a donation, and yet it is perfectly good food and picking it up from the restaurant, store, etc. means that there are two winners - the restaurant/store who feels better donating food rather than throwing it away and the hungry people who now get something to eat.

We are living in challenging times. People who have volunteered at food banks are now finding themselves customers.

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I've worked with them for interviews, for a bike recycle drive, and trying to get more local restaurants to understand how easy it is to donate via their wonderful service. They are professional, easy to work with and have great heart.

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

I would like for them to be better known in the local near OC and LA region because they are one of the only services of their kind that pick up less than full container loads. This is crucial for restaurants, caterers and other small stores to be able to donate much needed food.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders generously supports the Long Beach Area community on a daily basis. Through their store FindersKeepers, which I frequent, great items are available at reasonable prices - everything from furnature to linens. Every sale helps a person. Through their outreach, they provide foods and goods of all kinds to less fortunate families and agencies helping people. Nothing is better than knowing Food Finders is working every day to support the hungry, cold and less fortunate.

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

supporting with items for donation to their store and office.

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

support a bigger store

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders has become the "go to" organization whenever a nonprofit organization has an event on behalf of its clients and has budget concerns. I know that they've been crucial in making connections between businesses that have excess food to contribute and our downtown Sunday Drop-In Center for the Homeless at the First Congregational Church. They serve scores of such organizations each month.

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

A forum on homelessness involving members of the police department and members of the homeless community.

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

give it lots of money.

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