Donating to the Interfaith Food Bank
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

~Mother Teresa

Support hunger relief in Amador County today! The Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County depends on people just like you. As a 100% community-supported organization receiving no government funding of any kind, we have a constant need for donations.Did you know that your cash donations allow us to make purchases at wholesale pricing, sometimes pennies on the dollar? For example a $5.00 donation can enhance our purchasing power and buy 4 jars of peanut butter to one at average retail prices.

Whether you'd like to donate food or funds, or give at the grocery store where you shop, you have options when it comes to helping the Interfaith Food Bank serve the community.


Donating Dollars
Financial contributions come in all shapes and sizes. Your monetary donation to the Interfaith Food Bank is tax deductible, and allows us to keep our shelves stocked with nutritious, much needed food for fellow Amador County residents, including children and the elderly. Donating only takes a moment!

Whether you can make a one time donation, or would like to contribute regularly, this is the place to do it, and the time is now. Every dollar is significant to meeting the needs of local residents.

Donate using our secure online form

Donating at the grocery store!
Donate at Raley's
Donate at the grocery store with Raley's Food for Families program is convenient. As an ongoing (year-round) program aimed at keeping the Interfaith Food Bank's shelves stocked, Raley's Food for Families program allows you to donate dollars at the checkstand, in any amount you wish. The program then lets Interfaith Food Bank use the cash donation to purchase healthy food at wholesale prices, directly from distributors. The food is delivered to our Jackson Raley's store a few days later, picked up with our IFB truck, and brough to the warehouse where it is distributed. Raley's absorbs all administrative costs for the program, which means that 100% of your donation goes toward feeding Amador County men, women, and children in need.
Donating Food
Donating Food to the Interfaith Food Bank is simple.The Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County currently provides emergency and supplemental food to over 6100 local residents, from children to the elderly. With the current economic conditions, our need for donations is growing at an alarming rate, and it only takes a few minutes to help out where we need it most. Below you will find the items we are always looking for, but any and all donations are valued and welcome. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Items Most Needed ~ food and hygiene

  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, Rice-a-Roni, taco kits, etc.)
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Canned chili, soups, stews, ravioli
  • canned tuna
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Dry soups and sauces
  • Infant formula
  • Rice
  • Diapers
  • Pet food
  • ...and PAPER BAGS
Donating right from your garden!
Plant-a-Row Program. Your backyard garden can help feed the county's hungry! By simply planting an extra row or a few extra plants in your garden, you can help put nutritious, fresh food ont he tables of Amador County's hungry families. Simply bring your seasonally harvested food to the food bank as you pick. This is a perfect way for property owners with home gardens or orchards to donate a bushel or basket to the Interfaith Food Bank. Any amount is welcome!