Please note! New mailing address: PO Box 8324, Asheville, NC 28814
For Food Donor Partners
Food Connection welcomes your fresh food donations! Wondering whether your food can be donated? Check out our guidelines below.
Food donations we accept:
Food donations we don’t accept:
Preparation for donation:
For more information and to discuss the requirements of coming on board as a Food Donor Partner, please contact your local Food Connection location.
For Food Recipient Partners
We are grateful for the opportunity to support our Food Recipient Partners by connecting them to high-quality, freshly-prepared meals. Food Recipient Partners must have the following in place to begin receiving food:
To learn more about the process and discuss becoming approved as a Food Connection Food Donor Recipient, please contact your city!
For Volunteer Drivers
We are grateful for our volunteer drivers, who make “food connections” possible. Prior to a Food Connection volunteer completing their first pick-up/delivery, the volunteer must:
Interested in becoming a Food Connection volunteer in your city? Let us hear from you!
The short answer: Yes, it is safe and legal to donate prepared food!
The long answer: Please visit our extensive page of food donor liability resources here.
In addition to helping ease hunger in your own community, there are tax incentives for food donors. There is no North Carolina tax incentive for food donation. However, North Carolina businesses are eligible for federal tax incentives. As of 2015, all businesses are eligible for the general and enhanced tax deductions for food donations.