Community Food Distributions

The Imperial Valley Food Bank distributes food throughout the Imperial Valley in two main ways: by providing food to agencies and churches that distribute food for their neighbors and by a direct service Mobile Food Pantry, operated by the IV Food Bank, that serves the areas of the Valley where there are not partner agencies.

The food we distribute is gathered from many sources. The principle source is the USDA Commodity program known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). We also rescue food from local farms, grocery stores, local distribution facilities, from food drives and whenever possible, we purchase food to fill the gaps in our food supply.

Distributions happen once a month in locations throughout the county. If you need food assistance or know someone who does, please call the IV Food Bank at 760-370-0966. A Food Counselor will locate the site closest to where you or they live, work or learn.