Food Donations from Community Members

If you are a community member with nonperishable food to donate or an abundance of garden crops to share, we can help get it into the hands of our food-insecure neighbors.

Nonperishable Food

Smaller quantities of nonperishable food can be dropped off at collection barrels throughout the community and larger donations can be taken to our Concord or Fairfield warehouses


The surplus crops in your garden can make a difference to your neighbors in need. Homegrown produce can be donated to Food Bank partner agencies; call 855-309-FOOD (3663) for a referral near you.

The Food Bank cannot accept:

  • Glass containers
  • Food one year past its ‘best by’ date
  • Open or partially-used products
  • Alcohol 
  • Food without ingredient labels.

We recommend donating healthy, nonperishable food that you would like to eat! Here’s a list of our most needed items:

  • Canned tuna and chicken in water
  • Beans and lentils (dry or canned)
  • Rice
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Whole wheat/grain pasta
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Canned tomato products
  • Hearty low-sodium soups
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Nonperishable ready-to-eat meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)

Please note: The Food Bank does not have the resources to pick crops or provide bins for harvested produce.

Large-scale donor? If you are a food manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer or grower interested in donating food, please visit food industry & large-scale donations.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 925-676-7543.