Donate Food & Goods

Accepting canned goods, veggies, fruit, prepared food, eggs, face masks, hygiene supplies & cleaning supplies

The Community Exchange works with private and business donors to coordinate one-time or recurring food donations, large and small.

Call or text us at (323) 347-7907, or use the form to get in touch.

First 130 Days By the Numbers

Pounds of
Food
Recovered

279,000

Number of
Partner

Donors

90

Pounds of Food
Distributed to
Agencies

173,000

Number of
Recipient
Agencies

49

In early 2020, our greater Los Angeles community grappled with a massively disrupted food supply chain due to Covid-19. The requests we received from local organizations struggling to serve their clients led HFC to formally expand our food sharing purpose. A generous grant by Cedars-Sinai helped us found a centralized distribution center, from which collected donations are shared with over forty different local nonprofit organizations. Presently operating out of the Hollywood United Methodist Church, which kindly allowed us to make a first home in its quarters, HFC has quickly expanded its programming to tackle an area wholly outside the daily serving of a hot meal to those in need. We have rescued 89 tons of food in our first three months in this location!

 

HFC’s Exchange coordinates the handling of food and personal donations from donors to get them in the hands of those in need. Drivers collect the goods, and coordinators distribute them to local organizations such as My Friend’s Place, The Center, SELAH, and Village Family Services. We are pioneering a new model of food sharing through our operational structure, which ensures food stays fresh and organizations are given exactly what they need. This large undertaking has been supported by HFC’s volunteers and staff as it continues to grow exponentially in scope, with staff in part made possible by a donation from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Exchange provides fresh, nutritious food and needed personal care items to people who otherwise don’t have access to them, thus reducing food waste while lessening the harsh impacts of food deserts and food scarcity.