Starting a Food Bank: Laying the Groundwork

This toolkit is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Learn the basic steps involved in the process of establishing a food bank and how to start framing your planning process.

This is the first in a sequence of six toolkits that make up the Starting a Food Bank series. These toolkits were created as a resource for anyone seriously considering establishing a food bank in their community. They’ll guide you through the steps for shaping a strong operating plan and financial foundation, setting you up for success in the fight against hunger.

The other toolkits, “Accessing Feasibility,” “Building a Business Plan,” “Generating Support,” and “Launching & Beyond,” are available upon request at

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