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We are a hunger and homeless prevention agency providing a hand up in time of need. Among the services we offer:

     • Case Management
     • Budgeting & financial counsel
     • Food pantry
     • USDA food
     • As funds are available:
             rent, motel, utility, medical &
             prescription, bus & gas vouchers
     • Transitional Housing for homeless
             women & women with children
     • Work force development
     • Free income tax prep
     • Mail service
     • Adopt-a-Family for the holidays
     • Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter
             distribution events


Donate Food


One in six Americans is struggling with hunger, and we need your help to give them the fuel they need to survive and even thrive. We distribute food to approximately 3,000 individuals each month at FAM and constantly need to replenish our supplies! Whether you are an individual who wants to help, or a company looking for a charitable partnership, you can be sure your donations are always utilized efficiently, safely and effectively to help stop hunger. Everyone deserves to have food. With your help we can fight hunger full force, giving individuals and families the food they need to survive.

The most needed items are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna or Chicken
  • Powdered Milk
  • Hot and Cold Cereal
  • Canned Fruit or Vegetables
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Baby Diapers, wipes and formula


Individual Food Donation: We count on your generosity! Pick up a few extra items on your next grocery shopping trip and drop them off at the FAM offices on Monday 9AM-6PM; Tues-Thurs 9AM-3PM and Friday 9AM-Noon.

Hold a Food Drive at church, in your neighborhood or at work. We’ll supply the collection bins and pick up the items at your convenience. Call 949-492-8477 and tell us you’d like to hold a food drive and we’ll tell you how to make it successful.

Form a “Gleaning Team”: You can contact your neighbors and offer to pick up their “surplus” from their fruit trees and/or gardens. Let your friends and neighbors know that they can call you when their “crop comes in” and you will pick it up and deliver to FAM.

For Food Business Owners: FAM can accept dry, shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food items; fresh produce; personal care and cleaning products. Gifts to FAM are covered by the national Good Samaritan laws. In addition, product donations generate tax benefits for participating companies. Benefits of donating product include reducing warehouse storage, dumping costs and waste plus providing much needed items for those in need. Deliveries of donated goods are always appreciated, however FAM will gladly pick up your donation. Call us at 949-492-8477 to find out more.

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