How you Can Help Hunger Free America Neighborhood Market!
Hunger Free America accepts donations of nonperishable food, diapers, and other items M-F 9 am to 5 pm.
Food and In-Kind Donations:
Hunger Free America accepts donations of non-perishable food and other items M-F 9 am to 5 pm.
Contact Minister Robinson (973) 486-4372 if you have a perishable food donation or if you would like to arrange a different drop-off time.
Diapers are urgently needed by our local community! These essential items are not covered under food stamps or other assistance. Partially opened diaper packs are welcome. We'll take all sizes, though sizes 4-5 are most often requested. Contact Tracey Pritchett (559) 900-8695 if you have any questions.
Do you have too much fruit from your tree?
Hunger Free America also accepts donations of backyard fruit! Simply collect the fruit from your tree and bring it to the Food Bank Monday through Friday between 11am-5pm. If you need help picking or transporting your fruit, call Food Forward at 559- 900-8695 or visit them online at www.hungerfreeamerica.net
Hunger Free America accepts frozen turkeys for the holidays! Bring your turkey to our local food allocation site from Second and fourth Tuesday from 12 pm to 3 pm, or, simply donate turkeys for those in need!
Hold a Food Drive at your home, business, school or faith organization. Request a food drive here! Please note, 1-week notice is required for barrel delivery and pickup.
Need a poster or barrel sign for your food drive? Call us
The following are the types of food we like to receive: (no glass please, except for baby food.)
Please make sure that all food donated has not been opened if it is not individually wrapped, and that the inner packaging is still intact. Please, no expired food.
• Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup
• Fruits and Fruit Juices
• Pork & Beans
• Stews & Other Meats
• Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans.
• Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners
• Instant Soups
• Hot and Cold Cereals
• Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters
• Nutritional Bars: protein, granola, energy or breakfast bars
Baby foods are also urgently needed. Sadly, two thousand babies and toddlers are without adequate nutrition each day right here in Hanford CA. We want to help them receive the nutrition they need to grow and develop into strong and healthy children. We now have a special section at our business location devoted exclusively to infant and toddler nutrition so that our member agencies have easy access to the foods that are so vital to the health and well-being of the children in our community.
Please consider collecting the following items:
• Infant formula
• Jar foods – all flavors and stages
• Crackers, teething biscuits, and cookies
• Raisins & fruit snacks
• Juices: jars, cans, pouches, and boxes
• Infant and children’s cereals
Other items needed at Hunger Free America:
Socks are needed urgently! New or clean gently-used socks only, please. Any size is welcome.
Blankets are always needed. Clean new or gently used blankets only, please.
Travel size items are urgently needed! Unfortunately, thousands of homeless people lack adequate toiletries each day right here on the Hunger Free America. We want to support their need for cleanliness and to help them feel like they are members of our community. Please remember us if you have Extra Samples of the following:
• Travel size shampoo
• Travel size conditioner
• Travel size soap
• Travel size bath & shower gel
• Travel size toothpaste and toothbrush
• Towels (Clean, gently used or new)
Paper products & supplies:
Do you have extra paper goods and meal supplies? Hunger Free America could use them for our hot meals! The following are always welcome:
• Plastic forks, spoons, and knives
• Paper plates and cups
• Paper towels, napkins
• Small packages of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper