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Donate to a Food Rescue Organization

The City of Long Beach recommends working with a local organization to eliminate food waste and provide food to community members in need. There are many benefits of donating food from your business or home to a food rescue organization: 

Where Can I Make a Food Donation?

Please check the organization’s website for drop-off hours or call ahead to arrange a donation drop-off or pick-up. A downloadable list of Food Rescue Organizations in Long Beach is available in the following languages: EnglishEspañolTagalogខ្មែរ.

Organizations that accept prepared food, perishables, and non-perishables:
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
1370 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813  |  (562) 218-2355  |  longbeacharc.salvationarmy.org
Note: Accept commercial donations only (i.e. no individual donations accepted).

Noel Community Organization 
141 W. Victoria St., Long Beach, Ca 90805  |  (562) 335-1330  |  noelcommunityorganization.org

Christian Outreach in Action
515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802  |  (562) 432-1440   coalongbeach.org

Women In Action Reaching Out
851 E Via Carmelitos, Long Beach, CA 90805  |  (562) 253-8078  |  womeninactionreachingout.com

Catholic Charities Long Beach Service Center
123 E. 14th St., Long Beach, CA 90813  |  (213) 251-3432   catholiccharitiesla.org
Salvation Army Citadel
3092 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90807  |  (562) 247-3528  |  longbeach.salvationarmy.org
Crossroads Long Beach
1900 E. South St., Long Beach, CA 90805  |  (562) 428-4611  |  crossroadslb.com
Food Finders
10539 Humbolt St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720  |  (562) 283-1400  |  foodfinders.org
Organizations that accept perishable and nonperishable foods, but do not accept prepared foods:
The Foodbank of Southern California
1444 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813  |  (562) 435-3577   foodbankofsocal.org
Capacity to accept very large donation quantities, including commercial or individual donations.
Cherry Carson Assembly of God Church
4103 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807  |  (562) 424-8412  |  cherrycarson.church
Organizations that accept only non-perishable foods:
CSULB ASI Food Pantry
1212 Bellflower Blvd., USU-116, Long Beach, CA 90815  |  (562) 985-5264  |  asicsulb.org
Help Me Help You  
1301 W. 12th St., Long Beach, CA 90813  |  (562) 612-5001  |  helpmehelpu.org
Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion
(562) 308-6781   lbcei.org/food-support-network/  |  Must call ahead to arrange a donation.
Organizations that only accept produce:

Food Forward
(818) 764-1022  |  foodforward.org/donate-food/
Accept commercial and individual produce donations. Can also arrange backyard tree harvests.

Will I Be Responsible If Someone Gets Sick From My Food Donation?

These legislative protections make it safe to donate your edible food: