Food and grocery donations from industry partners help the Feeding America network reach more people facing hunger. We receive food donations from national and local retailers, food service providers, and food companies. Then we move donated food and groceries to member food banks in communities where food is needed the most.
Can my company donate food?
Companies of all sizes can make a difference. Feeding America works closely with:
- National food and grocery manufacturers
- Packers and growers
What kind of food can my company donate?
Feeding America’s member food banks can accept a variety of excess food and grocery donations including, but not limited to:
- Discontinued products
- Recalled items
- Imperfect or underweight packaging
- Quality control
- Food approaching expiration
We also accept highly perishable items such as milk, protein, and fresh produce, which help keep healthy food accessible to neighbors visiting member food banks.
How does my company start donating food to Feeding America?
Feeding America is the leader in rescuing surplus food and providing it to food banks and meal programs across the country. Donate your surplus food to the network through the MealConnect app. It is quick, easy, and safe. Once you post your donation, we’ll connect you with a local nonprofit partner who will arrange a pickup.
Want to arrange a different type of food or grocery donation? Contact our Food Industry Partnerships team.
What benefit does my company receive when we donate food? Will we be protected if we donate?
In addition to helping end hunger in the United States, companies that donate products to Feeding America may be eligible for several tax deductions. In addition, donating food and grocery products can help companies manage inventory and reduce warehouse and disposal costs.
Food and grocery donors are also protected by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
Have questions or need more information?
Reach out to our friendly Food Industry Partnerships team.
Are you interested in receiving donations of food and product from Feeding America?
Feeding America invites you to connect directly with your local food bank. We share available food or other product donations with Feeding America member food banks. Locate your local food bank by entering your zip code below: