The official Feeding America website contains a search tool that allows users to locate a food bank in their area. Once an individual knows what food bank is close to him or her, he or she can take food donations directly to that food bank. The food bank can also tell of what types of food they are specifically in need.
Individuals are also able to donate their time by doing volunteer work at the food bank. Financial contributions are also accepted. Aside from food, many food banks accept diapers, women's sanitary products, paper products and basic hygiene items, like toothpaste and deodorant. In addition to conventional nonperishables, Second Harvest Food Bank accepts donations of homegrown fruits and vegetables at certain locations.