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  

What a blessing Food Finders! Without Food Finders, we at Christian Outreach in Action (a non-denominational social services agency in downtown Long Beach that serves each day a breakfast and a dinner to whomever is hungry, whoever they are, and with no strings attachec), we would not be able to sustain the hundreds of homeless and low income people we help each week. Without Food Finders, we are Rising TIDE (an after-school program serving an average of over 100 urban children and youth each) would not be able to provide kids who often do not have adequate nutrition a protein-rich dinner with fruits and vegetables. Not only has Food Finders been faithful and generous, the staff and volunteers have been gracious and enjoyable to work with.

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

We have received donations of food from Food Finders.

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

Create an endowment for them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Foodfinders supports several of the community service organizations that I am involved with, amongst them the Urban Drop-in Center which feeds 350 homeless people on Sundays, St. Francis center which feeds the poor and homeless dinners Mon-Fri, and Centro Shalom, who help immigrants and the working poor with food, clothing and legal aid. (all in Long Beach, CA) All of the interactions with FoodFinders have been so smooth, so professional. Everything runs like a clock (unusual in non-profits!) and is done with so much consideration and respect for their clients. I can't say enough about them!

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

seeing how many people count on the food that would be going to waste otherwise.

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

Grow it even bigger!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had heard about a food drive from my postal worker. I left food for them and read about FF. they are not far from my home so I wnent into the store and learned more. I like that they pick food up from store, restaurants, bakeries, peoples homes(fruit from trees) so that all of this stays out of dumps and provides food for agencies that serve the cities poor. I have assisted in food drive, driven food to agencies when parties have had excess and seen first hand that it is not wasted. this nonprofit uses all money to serve the poor and needs this help. Although most what we get is by way of food, we also need money to pay staff to arrange of food delivery and many other processes needed to keep FF going. thank you

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

working at some of the agencies serving food to people of agency. I have boxed food, delivered food, picked fruit off of tree's.

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

find some way to not rely on grants for all money...

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Beacon of Hope is so blessed to partner with Food Finders which gave us the opportunity to meet the needs of so many more families here in our local community. We pick-up food from two store locations now and our volunteers are so proud to distribute fresh quality food to our participants. We are now feeding over 250 families per month. Thanks Food Finders! Cindy Fuentes

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

I've been able to witness our participants provide meals for their families

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

sorry cant think of any.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been volunteering for Food Finders since it started 0ver 20 years ago. We started out picking up food once a week and are now picking up food 7 days a week ( twice on Sundays ). We deliver directly to the agencies in need. At the present time we deliver food to 7 different agencies. Food Finders was a grass roots effort by one women that has grown over the years. I believe that Food Finders have delivered over 20 million pounds of food to the needy over the years. We have served on the Board of Directors for over 7 years and are passionate about the mission of Food Finders.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We were volunteers before we became members of the board. We have been a part of food finders for 20 years, ever since it was started as a grass roots organization. We now pick up food and deliver every day of the week Yes!! that is 7 days. It is part of our morning rutine and we never miss. The work food finders does for others is fnatastic

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

the satisfaction I see and feel with seeing how much the food is appreciated and needed

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

encourage more people to volunteer their services and time. That way we could serve more people

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders rescues excess food and takes it to where it is needed. It is directly delivered to children's homes, family shelters, missions, homes for unwed mothers, battered women and children, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, boys & girls clubs, youth programs, church food ministries and others. This helps solve the hunger problem and stops food waste as well as draws people into programs where they can get what they need to build a better future- such as basic life skills, english second language classes, parenting skills, job skills. Through providing food, referrals for resources, and networking Food Finders helps build a better community for all.

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

I've seen the difference it has made in many lives. People, fed, given hope and resources for building a whole new life.

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

Hope for more resources to be donated to the organization so we can do even more for the community. We have the infrastructure to do more, but are limited by the lack of sufficient resources.

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