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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

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

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Esther S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar