Food Bank 101 – How It Works

Where does the food come from?

52%
Farmer-Donated Fresh Produce
18%
Food Manufacturer Donations
12%
Purchased Wholesale
15%
USDA Commodities
<5%
Community Food Drives

How does the food get to people in need?

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70%
goes to REFB programs:

  • Every Child, Every Day
  • Senior Security
  • Neighborhood Hunger Network
30%
goes to the REFB’s 166 partner organizations:

  • Church and community food pantries
  • Pre-school and after-school programs
  • Homeless shelters and dining rooms
  • Programs serving people with disabilities
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