Agency Clearinghouse Program

The Agency Clearinghouse serves as the primary food resource to a network of 140 Monterey County nonprofit agencies that serve the elderly, chronically ill, homeless, unemployed and working poor. Member agencies include churches’ food outreach ministries; emergency food pantries; soup kitchens; services to the homebound; homeless shelters; rehabilitation centers; residential treatment programs; youth and senior programs.

Become an Agency Clearinghouse Member

We encourage agencies with food programs to stretch the dollars they spend on food by becoming an Agency Clearinghouse member agency.

Member agencies visit our warehouse to select food from a wide variety of packaged food, as they would at their local grocery store. Agencies pay a shared maintenance fee of 19 cents per pound for the products they select. Our shared maintenance system provides agencies with a low-cost source of food and helps to defray our operation costs.

Our supplies include fresh produce, bread, canned foods and frozen products. We also purchase some items from wholesalers, from whom staple items are available to agencies at a low cost.

To be eligible for membership in the Food Bank for Monterey County’s Agency Clearinghouse Program, an organization:

  • Must possess 501( c )3 IRS status and a final determination letter from the IRS granting 501( c )3 status. A tax identification number or state certification is not sufficient.
  • Must confirm that the agency serves low-income clients, the ill, the needy or infants, and that donated products will be used to care for these clients; must confirm that clients will not be charged for Food Bank for Monterey County products.
  • Must confirm that Food Bank for Monterey County products will not be exchanged for money, products, services or client participation in activities. Food distribution cannot be contingent on attendance at a religious service.
  • Welcome participants regardless of race, national origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap status.
  • Must agree to inspection and monitoring by the Food Bank for Monterey County.
  • Must adhere to Food Bank policies regarding storage and distribution of donated product; must adhere to all Food Bank policies, to the participating agency agreement and to the guidelines outlined in the agency manual.

Agency Clearinghouse Members


  • 2nd Chance Family & Youth Services
  • A Time for Grieving and Healing
  • Alliance on Aging
  • American Red Cross
  • Apostolic Community Life Church
  • Boys & Girls Club, Salinas
  • Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Celebration Worship Center
  • C.H.I.S.P.A.
  • Comunidad Cristiana
  • Door to Hope
  • Dorothy’s Place
  • Echoes from Calvary
  • Faith Emergency Shelter
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Girls, Inc. of the Central Coast
  • Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
  • Iglesia La Cosecha Final
  • Interim, Inc.
  • Kingdom Builders Pentecostal Church of God
  • Loaves, Fishes and Computers
  • Madonna Del Sasso Church
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
  • Mt. Nebo Hispanic Church
  • New Harvest Christian Fellowship
  • Northside Assembly of God
  • Peacock Acres, Inc.
  • Primera Iglesia Bautista del Sur
  • Rancho Cielo Youth Campus
  • Royal Family Church of God
  • St. Vincent de Paul Societies of:
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Salinas City School – Family Resource Center
  • Salinas New Life Church of the Nazarene
  • Salvation Army, Salinas
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • St. Clare’s Corner
  • St. George’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Joseph’s Church
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Sun Street Centers
  • Templo Rosa de Saron
  • The Encounter Church
  • The Epicenter
  • The Harvestlands Church
  • The Rock of Salinas
  • Turning Point of the Central Coast
  • Tynan Village Apartments
  • University Corporation @ Monterey Bay
  • Victory Mission
  • Vineyard Christian Church
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

North County

  • Harbor Chapel
  • New Fire – Oceloyolt Aztec Dance
  • North County Christian Church
  • North County Senior Nutrition
  • Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church
  • Pajaro Rescue Mission
  • Peace in the Streets

South County

  • Children and the Country Life
  • First Night Monterey – Greenfield Art Center
  • Gonzales Community Church
  • Greenfield Community Science Workshop
  • Greenfield United Methodist
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • King City Food Pantry
  • Light of the Valley Christian Fellowship
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Our Lady of Solitude Church
  • Salvation Army, Mobile Ministry
  • Salvation Army, Soledad
  • Soledad United Methodist Church
  • YMCA – Soledad

Monterey Peninsula Area

  • Acts Revival
  • All Saints Church
  • Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
  • Bitten Falge Farm Workers Project
  • Boys & Girls Club, Seaside
  • Calvary Chapel
  • Carmel Presbyterian Church
  • Community Homeless Solutions
  • Cypress Community Church
  • Fort Ord Environmental Justice Network
  • Gateway Center
  • Holy Assembly Church
  • Learning for Life Charter School
  • Marina Church of God
  • Monterey Fairgrounds
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Orphan Productions
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Pacific Meadows
  • Peninsula Adventist School
  • St. Mary by the Sea
  • St. Angela’s Church
  • St. Francis Church
  • St. Jude’s Church
  • Salvation Army, Sand City
  • San Carlos Cathedral
  • Shoreline Church
  • The Bridge Restoration Ministry (Men & Women)
  • Thomas Carman Food Pantry
  • Veteran’s Transition Center
  • Village Project

These Monterey County nonprofit agencies rely on the Food Bank as their main food resource: we supply 76% of all food distributed. This program also supplies food to Congregate Meal Sites, such as Monterey County soup kitchens.