Understanding the Emergency Food Supply Chain

Our Community Food Partner Agencies are vital to our ability to get food to the community. The nearly 200 partners, including pantries, churches, shelters and other community sites, are largely volunteer-run and require great dedication to the people they serve. Together, they create 1.5 million human interactions each year.

As a food bank, Operation Food Search secures funding, rescues and sources food through a variety of ways, and then sorts and distributes food to our Community Food Partner Agencies. We also support them through training, capacity building, nutrition education resources and more. They then serve the community directly. We could not do this work without them!

Are you a College Pantry or Agency and interested in partnering with us? Click here to learn more and apply!

How It Works

Donations to Neighbors in Need Chart

Agency Distribution

Learn more about how we’re getting food to the community during the pandemic.

Find Food

Access our map and text line to find free food near you.

View Our Meal Map

Become a Partner

See our agency manual for requirements and fill out an application.

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