We Are Very Thankful For Our Industry Donor Partners

Individuals can donate new and unopened shelf-stable food and household items to a community food drive or, if you would like a donation receipt, you may bring your donation to one of our warehouses during posted operating hours. 

Food & Fund Drives are a fun and easy way to multiply your giving! In fact, last year Food & Fund Drive provided the equivalent of 10 million pounds of food to neighbors in need. If you are an individual or a group interested in hosting a food and/or fund drive, we hope you will visit our website’s Host a Food & Fund Drive page to learn more about starting your own drive today. 

Food and retail industry partners like distributors, manufacturers, restaurants, retail stores and growers play a big role in eliminating hunger in our region. This past fiscal year, these partners provided 80% of all items distributed across our 24 county region. Our industry partners donate unopened dry, shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food items; fresh produce, personal care and cleaning products; boxes; office and warehouse supplies; obsolete promotional items and bulk products. Donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina are covered by the national Good Samaritan laws. In addition, product donations generate tax benefits for participating companies.

Benefits of donating product include reducing warehouse storage, dumping costs and waste, plus providing much needed items for those in need. Deliveries of donated goods are always appreciated, however the Food Bank will gladly pick up your donation.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a crucial link between available food and those who need it most. Local and national producers have excess food that may otherwise go to waste for lack of a way to deliver it to those in need. In a similar way, smaller nonprofits face logistical issues and incresing demand for services. Our expertise, partnerships with smaller agencies and warehouse facilities allow needs to be met every single day.

If you are in the food industry and are interested in learning more about how you or your company can donate, please contact David Brown at dlbrown@secondharvest.org.

Donations by type chart

When it comes to food donations, our corporate donors are extremely important. This past fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed 75 million pounds of food and other essential household products. Our corporate donors including grocery chains, food service companies, reclaim and manufacturer operations, and growers accounted for more than 40 million of these pounds, equaling 80% of everything distributed to help those in need in our 24 county region.
We owe a huge debt of thanks to these many companies and farms for this amazing support.


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