Money Vs. Food

We’re often asked which is better for the food bank — money or food? The answer is money. Here’s why:

Food banks are able to purchase needed food items from distributors at a significant discount not available to the general public. In fact, a $10 donation can purchase $80 worth of food, which means your monetary donation is stretched much further.

Monetary donations also allow food banks to purchase items at the times they are most needed, which ensures the most nutritious, well-rounded meals possible throughout the year for food bank recipients. Without financial support, food banks would be unable to purchase perishables like dairy, proteins, produce and other necessities to supplement their regular stock.

Of course, all donations are gratefully accepted and any contribution you are able to make is appreciated. Click here to view some of the most needed items at all food banks.