Ways to Donate

Donate Food

We accept non-perishable food items year-round.

If you would like to host a food drive or if your business or place of worship would like to become a year-round food drop-off site, please contact Stephanie Robles, Food Drive Coordinator, at srobles@food4hungry.org or (831) 758-1523×203.

Download our Food Drive Enrollment Form here. (DOC)

Food Drop-Off Location:

The Food Bank for Monterey County
353 West Rossi Street
Salinas, CA 93907

Please call Cathie at the Food Bank at (831) 758-1523, or email her at cmontero@food4hungry.org for a location in your neighborhood.

Donate Money


Make a credit card donation by calling (831) 758-1523. Visa/MasterCard/American Express accepted.


Make a secure online donation using your credit card here.


Make your check payable to:

Food Bank for Monterey County

and mail it to:

353 West Rossi Street,
Salinas, California 93907.

Partners Ending Hunger Monthly Giving Club

Monthly gifts can be automatically charged to your credit card, deducted from your checking account or made through Automated Bill Pay. Click here to join Partners Ending Hunger, our monthly giving club. For more information, contact Melissa Kendrick, at mkendrick@food4hungry.org or (831) 758-1523.

Donate Assets

We accept gifts of stocks, vehicles, land and homes. For more information on these special giving opportunities, contact Melissa Kendrick, Executive Director, at mkendrick@food4hungry.org or (831) 758-1523.

In-kind Donations

We accept gifts of services (graphic design, public relations, professional services, etc.), trucks, equipment, electronic and print media, etc. Please contact Melissa Kendrick, Executive Director, at mkendrick@food4hungry.org.

Other Giving Options

We accept corporate matching gifts, honorary and memorial gifts, planned giving (living trust and estate planning), endowment gifts, challenge gifts and grants. Please contact Melissa Kendrick, at mkendrick@food4hungry.org.

Donation Form

Download our printable donation form here. (PDF)

The Greatest Gift You Can Give is Hope

For most of us, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For 1 in 5 in Monterey County who don’t have enough to eat, it’s often a time of pain and sadness. With your help, we can deliver food – and hope – to the men, women and children who need it most during the holiday season.

We fight hunger 365 days a year. However, it’s especially critical to reach out to more people during the holidays when the need is particularly acute. In the cold, winter months, when many are forced to make a choice between heat and food, 100,000 of our Monterey County neighbors look to the Food Bank for help – more than half of them are children. That’s why it’s so important that we work together to make sure everyone has enough to eat this holiday season.

Thank you in advance for giving generously!