Founded in 1979, the Mendocino Food & Nutrition Program (the Fort Bragg Food Bank) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our objective is to distribute emergency food to and improve the nutrition of needy residents of Mendocino County.
In 1993, we moved into our current location, a 4,800 square foot warehouse in Fort Bragg, CA. with help from a Community Development Block Grant. We own this facility free and clear. With additional funding from Mazon, S.H. Cowell foundation and local donors, we installed walk-in refrigeration, pallet shelving, a kitchen and purchased forklifts and vehicles. We currently own two delivery trucks (one with refrigeration). In 2011, through a Community Development Block Grant, we replaced our walk-in freezer with a larger more efficient one and installed a generator to power our food distribution facility (including refrigeration) to get us through all too frequent winter power outages. We also received funding through a USDA Rural Development agency grant to maintain our facility and to add a weather-shelter over our outside produce sorting area. In 2019, the repaving of our parking lot was finished. Looking ahead to positive changes in future years.
Healthy cereals and oatmeal.
Bags of potatoes or apples
Kids' snack items (juice boxes, individual applesauce, granola bars, cheese crackers)
Jars and pouches of baby food.
Jars of pasta sauce
Canned fish and meat (salmon, tuna, ham, turkey—pop-top cans are best)
Canned vegetables and fruit
Milk (fresh, canned, or powdered)
Canned and dry soups
Baking mixes that require only water
Diapers and wipes ( child and adult sizes)
Blankets, sleeping bags,, and pillows
Personal hygiene products, like sanitary pads and tampons
Toiletries like toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm
First Aid Supplies
Checks may be made out to The Fort Bragg Food Bank
Fort Bragg Food Bank accepts MasterCard and Visa. Please call 707-964-9404