High Desert Second Chance is the lead agency and the central food hub for the High Desert Food Collaborative, collecting and distributing surplus edible food from local businesses in the High Desert to provide food to the local communities. One call to High Desert Second Chance at (442) 267-4444, sets in motion the resources of the High Desert Food Collaborative.
The High Desert Food Collaborative consists of over 90 local non-profit agencies, feeding agencies, churches, community service providers, health care facilities, recovery programs, homeless shelters, and college food pantries. Agencies which provide a food program, pick up their supplies from High Desert Second Chance Food Bank. Those agencies will distribute food supplies to clients they serve within their region. Collaborative partners serve communities throughout the High Desert region from Barstow to Wrightwood and all the cities in between. Partners of the High Desert Food Collaborative work as a network system to better impact the communities they serve. To learn more about the High Desert Food Collaborative program visit www.highdesertfoodcollaborative.com
They accept and distribute all types of food such as fresh produce, boxed, canned, and baked goods, fresh meat, eggs and dairy, in addition to frozen, cold, and hot prepared foods. To donate food of all types, contact High Desert Second Chance at (442) 267-4444, or visit them at 16666 Smoke Tree Street Building B#4, Hesperia, CA 92345 to get more information regarding food donation, or to drop off food. They will arrange for pick up, distribution, and donation of your surplus edible food. Receipts to acknowledge your tax-deductible donations are provided.
For a current list of non-profits which accept food donations in the Victor Valley, click here.
High Desert Second Chance also has a No Food Goes to Waste program for food that is non-edible for human consumption but could be used as animal feed. This material provides livestock owners, ranchers, and local farmers additional valuable food resources for their livestock and keeps this kind of food out of the landfill.