1 in 4 peoplein Monterey County are hungry.

34% of county residents and 66% of farmworkers are food insecure.
We serve more than 100,000 individuals annually.

160 local nonprofit partnersin Monterey County rely on us as their primary source of food + fresh produce.

We operate over 240 direct distribution sites and stock the emergency pantries & meal programs that feed approximately 15,000 people each week.

The Food Bank for Monterey County is working to end hunger and transform the health of our community through good nutrition. We are the largest, most comprehensive provider of emergency supplemental food in our community.

Monterey County is the childhood poverty capital of California with a 30.3% childhood poverty rate and we have more homeless students than San Francisco & San Jose combined.

The Food Bank serves as the central distribution ‘hub’ providing high-quality food, fresh produce, and educational & nutritional resources to over 160 local nonprofit network members.


We are now serving60,000 familiesevery month at drive up sites.

COVID-19 pandemic has hit our community hard and demand for food has quadrupled. We are serving more than 60,000 families monthly at drive-up sites.

In the face of a pandemic, with high rates of unemployment and food shortages, we have quickly mobilized to serve the growing needs of our county. We have implemented strict safety protocols, focused on effectively serving the most vulnerable communities, and worked with the National Guard to distribute food.

5-Acre Farm and Kids Food Fix

We’re excited for our newest initiative, the 5-Acre Farm and Kid’s Food Fix, created to teach children about food nutrition, agriculture, and community.

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