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F A Q'S

This page should cover most of the questions that you have about Southeastern Food Bank. If you still have more questions please give us a call at 407-654-7777 or send us an email at: office@southeasternfoodbank.com

CAN INDIVIDUALS RECEIVE FOOD AT SOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANK?

Not directly. The food collected and warehoused at the Southeastern Food Bank is distributed to our registered partner 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations and charities that feed the hungry. Such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters. These partner organizations receive donations from Southeastern Food Bank and disperse it to those in need through a variety of their own methods. To find a location that distributes food near you, we recommend you visit foodpantries.org

HOW DOES SOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANK WORK?

Southeastern Food Bank is a hub which secures donations from national food and grocery manufacturers, retailers, shippers, packers, and growers, and other organizations. We safely store and re-distribute our donations through our partner network of sub-distributors, evangelical outreaches, local churches, food pantries, and senior programs that serve families, children, and individuals at risk of hunger. Southeastern also supports our partner organizations with training, oversight, equipment grants ensuring perishable food is being handled and stored properly.

HOW CAN YOU DONATE TO SOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANK?

We accept donations in 3 ways. You can donate your valuable time through signing up to be a volunteer. You can donate your unopened food or household goods. And of course we accept financial contributions via our website, Pay Pal, or by mail. Any way you are led to contribute to Southeastern Food Bank, is greatly appreciated! 

WHERE DOES SOUTHEASTERN GET IT'S FUNDING?

Southeastern Food Bank is funded primarily through private donations and grants. Our revenue sources, include special fundraising events, individual donations, corporate giving and foundational grants.

DOES SOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANK ACCEPT DONATIONS OF NON-FOOD ITEMS?

Southeastern Food Bank accepts donations of shelf-stable, fresh and frozen food, as well as non-food items such as paper goods, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies – basically any item available from a grocery retailer or distributor. These products may no longer be marketable for the company, but if they are still to use or can be safely consumed, they are of great value. Most grocery and retail organizations have rejected loads or expired or damaged merchandise which is still perfectly fit for good use. This is where our organization comes in to collect and redistribute these items that would otherwise be disposed of.

 

DONORS ARE FULLY PROTECTED

Liability Protection – The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 Protects food donors from liability when donating to a 501 (c ) 3 nonprofit organization. Protects donors from civil and criminal liability for all product donated in good faith. Standardizes donor liability exposure. Additional donor benefits include but are not limited to convenience and savings in storage, inventory, transportation, and dumping costs. Complete product tracing and recall capabilities. Safe Food Handling Training. The most important reason of all…over 40,000 people in need receive food assistance each week in the Food Banks service.