Food Banks & Pantries

Many of the state’s agencies provide pantries within their service areas for those facing food insecurity, while Community Action also administers major food banks such as the River Valley Food Bank, which supplies multiple such outlets for food distribution. As well, agencies regularly provide needed food through the USDA’s Commodity Distribution program, home-delivered meals, community gardens, and summer food programs. Within a year, Community Action agencies distribute over 8 million pounds of food to local organizations to help reduce hunger.