Get answers to the questions that most people are asking about our program.

Posting and claiming a food donation is simple. The Food to Share website works like an online food exchange. Donors and receiver organizations register as members on the Food to Share website, which connects and gives them access to the exchange. When a donor has food to donate, they post the donation on the website and an alert is immediately sent out via email or text notifying receivers of the opportunity. A registered receiver organization then claims the donation and follows the donor’s guidelines for obtaining the donation.

A Food Donor can be any business and in some instances – homeowners, with fruit trees or vegetable gardens, who have excess nutritional food available to donate.

There are 3 easy steps to become a Food Donor:

  1. Register your Business (Click Here to Get Started)
  2. Receive a confirmation call and email from Food to Share
  3. Begin posting excess food

Our Food Donors include:

  • Farmers
  • Farmers Markets
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Food Distributors
  • Hospitals
  • Institutional Cafeterias
  • Packers
  • Homeowners with fruit trees
  • Food Institutions

A Food Receiver is any organization who has an established food program (i.e. Food Pantry, Food Distribution, Hot Meal Program) and is a community benefit organization with a Tax ID #.

There are 3 easy steps to become a Food Receiver:

  1. Register your Organizations (Click Here to Get Started)
  2. Receive a phone call from a Food to Share representative
  3. Begin claiming available food 

Our Food Receivers include:

  • Local Pantries
  • Food Kitchens
  • Distribution Centers
  • Churches

Food Receiver Organizations claim food that is posted on the website and utilize it within their programs to ensure hungry men, women, and children get feed.

If your organization wants to receive food donations, please fill out the online form to help us understand your operation and needs. Once that is completed, a representative will be in touch with you within 48 hours of your registration. 

Federal, Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, and State, California State Russel Bill, laws protect the donors and 501c3 non-profit organization from civil and criminal liability when donations given or received are done in good faith, except for gross negligence and/or intentional misconduct.


You can find the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation act HERE.

Food to Share is partnering with an energy company, Colony Energy Partners, to expand The Network to include the diversion of food waste away from the usual disposal sites, and redirect it to a food digester where the waste is converted into energy. Click here for more information.

Anyone can be part of the solution. Food to Share has a variety of opportunities for individuals and/or groups to utilize their unique passion and talents to feed the hungry. 

Volunteers are needed daily to ensure that food is served to underserved communities in the Central Valley. These opportunities range from gleaning, transporting and distributing food to just name a few. To sign up as a volunteer,Click Here

Food Donors are not required to be an organization, but they do need to have a current Employer Identification Number. To register as a Food Donor, Click Here

Food Receiver Organizations must have an established food program (i.e. Food Pantry, Food Distribution, Hot Meal Program) and be a registered community benefit organization with a Tax ID #. To register as a Food Receiver Organization, Click Here

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