CropMobster Community Exchange, www.cropmobster.com, links communities and individuals in-need with local farmers, producers and food purveyors who need a hand or have excess food to sell or donate. Based in Sebastopol and currently focused on four Bay Area Counties – Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and San Francisco, listings include Deals, Donations, Gleanings, Wanted, Free, Events, Trade, Land and CrowdFund.
Bay Area Food Banks, www.bayareahunger.org. A collaboration of seven local food banks – including the Redwood Food Bank, serving northern California counties. Collectively they serve 700,000 adults, seniors and children each month through nearly 1,600 food pantries, children’s programs, shelters, soup kitchens, residential programs, and other emergency food providers.
Village Harvest, http://villageharvest.org/. a nonprofit volunteer organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area which harvests fruit from backyards and small orchards, then passes it along to numerous local food agencies to feed the hungry. They also provide education on fruit tree care, harvesting, and food preservation. Based in San Jose, their collection sites span from Concord to Salinas, and their Gleaning Programs Directory lists 18 California programs plus three in Oregon, one each in Washington and Hawaii and Victoria, BC.