Food Donations

One way to provide nourishing meals to neighbors facing hunger in Vermont is by donating food. The Foodbank has a statewide network of 353 community partners—such as food shelves and meal sites—that can help distribute donated food directly to local neighbors who need it. Whether you’re an individual, group, or business, the Foodbank can help facilitate your food donation, no matter the amount.

Photo of Hands sorting non-perishable food in a box.
Photo of Hands sorting non-perishable food in a box.

How Can You Donate Food?

Food donations can be made in many ways and we encourage you to see the information below about the method that best suits your situation. Due to the scale at which the Foodbank inventories and distributes food, we generally do not accept small donations from individuals. If you are an individual looking to donate a small amount of food, we encourage you to donate to your local food shelf or meal site. You can find a location convenient to you using our Find a Food Shelf tool.

Are You an Individual or Community Organization Interested in Making Large Food Donations?

Join our mission and host a food drive, or host a virtual food drive, to support neighbors in your community. We also encourage food drive hosts to connect directly with our food shelf partners in your local community as well!

Are You Representing a Business?

Engage your customer base, business community, and employees to make an impact throughout Vermont. Host a food drive, fundraiser, or event to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

Are You Representing a Food Producer or Food Retailer Interested in Donating Food?

We accept surplus food donations from businesses in all sectors of the food industry including dry, refrigerated, and frozen products. Please visit our Food Industry Donations page for more information on how you can help those facing hunger in Vermont with a donation of food.