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The Flow of Food

Food comes in from many sources

Growers
Producers
Manufacturers
Retailers
Individual Donations
Food Drives
USDA Commodities
America's Second Harvest

The Foodbank is a central location for donated food.

Product is inventoried, sorted and warehoused by a staff professionally trained and experienced in food handling. Volunteers help with sorting. The foodbank is equipped with a 25,000 square foot warehouse and has the capability to handle large volumes of frozen and refrigerated product.

Food is distributed to our 300 + member agencies.

Agencies can conveniently order groceries on the foodbank's 24 hour inventory email system. Member agencies include:
Food Pantries
Soup Kitchens
Homeless Shelters
Domestic Violence Shelters
Day Care Centers
After School Programs
Residential Treatment Programs
Kids Cafes
Backpack Programs

Member Agencies distribute food to those in need:

Pantries give bags of food to take home. Meals Sites, soup kitchens and residential center serve hot meals Snacks and meals are served for kids in after school program

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