The Food Bank relies on schools, businesses, religious organizations, and other civic groups to run food drives for the Food Bank.

Host a Food Drive

In order to provide enough food to our community, the Food Bank relies on organizations including schools, businesses, religious organizations, and other civic groups to run food drives for the Food Bank. Hosting a food drive is easy and fun! The Food Bank can provide your group with our famous red food drive barrels, or you can decorate your own food drive boxes. Click here for more information on hosting a food drive.

Food Industry Donors

The Food Bank relies on the generous support of the food industry including food manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, supermarkets, and growers. We welcome surplus and imperfect food that is still perfectly edible and safe to consume.

We are capable of accepting bulk quantities of dry, shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food items, prepared foods, foodservice items and nonfood items such as personal hygiene and cleaning products.

Our food acquisition professionals know your industry and will ensure the donation process is smooth and efficient. We’re expert at handling general food donations, produce, and perishable or frozen food—from a few boxes to multiple truck loads.

If you’re interested in making a donation and would like to meet with someone from the Food Bank, contact Will McHenry, Director of Food Procurement & Distribution, at 1-858-863-5119 or email wmchenry@sandiegofoodbank.org.

Drop Off Food

The Food Bank accepts food donations at our Shipping & Receiving office located on the west side of our Miramar warehouse. Receiving hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.