How We Do It

The daily operations of the warehouse consists of three steps:

  1. Receiving food
  2. Sorting and inventory of food
  3. Distributing food to our food distribution locations, and partnering agencies

The Fleet

We operate a fleet of:

  • Two 5 ton trucks
  • One 3 ton truck
  • One 10 ton reefer/freezer truck
  • Four cargo vans
  • Two high top reefer/freezer vans for the Food Runners Food Recovery program
  • Two vans for the DECK program
  • One Special Event passenger van
  • Food Purchase vehicle

We rely on food donations from donors, but often times there are items lacking in which to provide balanced, nutritious meals. As a result, and in keeping with the healthy living guide that the we adhere to, we work with local farmers and distributors to purchase:

  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Milk
  • Baby Products
  • Protein Items

Buying Power

Like most food banks, we have significantly greater buying power than the average person. This is due to partnerships with local farmers, grocery chains and other retailers.

As a result, we can purchase as much as $3 worth of food for every $1 donated, maximizing the impact of our donor’s generous contributions.