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How to Get Involved

There are many ways to give back in our community and we are grateful for the continued support that we receive. Here are some ways to Get Involved:

  1. Host a Food Drive: Food drives are a great way to help the EFB collect and fill our warehouse. We encourage businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals to hold canned food drives anytime throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a Food Drive of the Month Partner, or want to host a Food Drive, please contact Angela King at 209.464.7369, or  We can provide all the tools you'll need to have a successful food drive.
  2. Donate Food:  If you are a business in which you have access to food supplies which are not sellable due to it being close to the shelf date, or the packing might be damaged, call us to find out how you might help support the EFB thorough our donations program.
  3. Donate Funds:  Your monetary donations make a difference at  the EFB.   Donations stay local and help families in San Joaquin County who are facing hunger and food insecurity.  The EFB is an independent food bank so we rely on the support of the community, businesses, and local government agencies to secure the food items that we directly distribute to families and seniors through our Main Pantry, Mobile Farmer's Market and Pantry Partners.
  4. Needs Statements:  Take a look at what the EFB is in need of.  Click HERE to see our current Needs Statements. Can you help by donating or purchasing any of the items on our list?  If so, contact the EFB and ask to speak to our Executive Director. 
  5. Funding – Grant Opportunities: The EFB is constantly looking for ways to fund the ever-increasing need in our community. If your business or a company you know have opportunities for us to raise monies for our organization, please inform the EFB office.
  6. Sponsorship:  Sponsor EFB events throughout the year and get an opportunity to gain exposure at the event(s) of your choice.
  7. Events:  Check out the many events EFB holds throughout the year and join us in the fun.
  8. Volunteer:  The EFB has many opportunities to volunteer at our on-site warehouse and pantry, and events throughout the year. Contact us on how you and/or your business/workplace can become a partner with the EFB.
  9. Presentation Opportunities We acknowledge that others may have outlets and resources which the EFB could look into attending to educate folks on the needs of the community and how they can get involved. Help us by sharing your civic clubs, groups, meetings, bible study and more so that we can tell others about how they can help.
  10. Become a Board Member:  We have a diverse group who help over-see our agency and with their combined experience, expertise and wisdom, we are able to teach more resources in our community, as well as receive strong guidance.