Join us in ensuring good food is not wasted and goes to good use.

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Large-Scale Donations

Do you have more than a pallet or 1,000lbs of food to donate?  Learn more about large-scale donations.

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Food Rescue

We connect with local homeowners with backyard fruit trees to harvest and donate their excess fruit.  If you have excess fruit to donate, register your trees.  If you would like to volunteer as a harvester, sign up as a volunteer!

Food Industry Donations

FoodLink for Tulare County welcomes donations from across the food industry – from large manufacturers and retail distributors to small, locally-owned businesses and grocers. Local food industry donations account for over 25 percent of the food we distribute. Recovering surplus food continues to gain national attention as a way to provide for the community, and these donations greatly help us serve the 1 in 3 Tulare County residents who can benefit from FoodLink’s services.

Benefits

  • Earn a 15% tax credit – FoodLink along with anti-hunger and agricultural community worked to extend and improve the tax incentive for farmers to donate fresh produce to food banks, including raising the credit from 10% to 15% and using the more farmer-friendly wholesale valuation rather than the cumbersome inventoried value.
  • Reduced storage & disposal costs
    Donations are picked up promptly
  • Reduce food waste
    Ensure that all food goes to good use

Protections

  • Donations are protected from liability
    Learn more about the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
  • Food Safety
    Our teams are trained in food safety and hold it as a top priority