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The Hunger Crisis of the Pandemic 

According to Feeding America, the number of people seeking help from food banks has increased 50% since March, with 4 out of 10 of them never having been to a food bank before. More than 30 million Americans are out of work and are at risk of not being able to feed themselves or their families. Our farm partners are also facing dire choices from drops in revenue. The FruitGuys founded The FoodWorks Fund to feed hungry people and help farms. 

Where Your Donation Goes

Your tax-deductible donation brings healthy farm fresh food to hungry individuals, kids, and seniors via food banks and pantries in our national network of hunger relief community partner organizations. The need is staggering: a recent survey of just 28 of our partners revealed the need for 200,000 boxes each month! 

Your donations become 18-20 lb fruit and vegetable boxes that are distributed to people in need through our hunger relief partners. Each box feeds a household of 4-6 people for a week and costs about $35 to produce and deliver. Each month we source some produce from farms hurt by the pandemic. For example, recent boxes included oranges from Bernard Ranches in Riverside, CA. Based on our hunger relief partner preferences, we also offer the option for donations of bulk produce and/or individual bagged products.

Your donations of ready-to-go boxes reduce precious staff & volunteer time needed at food banks that receive mostly bulk products that must then be re-packed into bags and boxes for distribution. 

How You Can Help

Monthly Donations

Become part of The FoodWorks Administration, our monthly donor group whose gifts provide critical and reliable funding year-round. 

  • Give In Honor Of or In Memory OfYou can designate a person or organization that you wish to honor during the donation process. 
  • Get Recognized on our Donor WallWould you like to be recognized on our Donor Wall? If so, please fill out this form

Custom Corporate Philanthropy Campaigns

Unite your teams with a shared philanthropic online fundraising event. Tell us how long of a campaign you’d like to run and we will customize it to your needs.

  • For more information please email: foodworksfund@fruitguys.com
  • Provide your teams with an impactful way to help people and farms. 
  • Do good in touch times and help those with less.

Join our Feed the Hungry & Help Farms Campaign 

Running from through April 2021, our goal is to raise $1,000,000 to provide nearly 29,000 boxes of a week’s worth of healthy fruits and vegetables. 

  • Become a monthly donor through April 2021. Ensure the regular delivery of food boxes to those in need.

  • Become an Ambassador and create a shareable fundraising page. Help contribute to the goal and spread the word.

Our ready-to-go boxes cut down on precious staff & volunteer time at food banks that receive mostly bulk products that must then be re-packed into bags and boxes for distribution. 

"These food boxes will be delivered to homebound clients who cannot leave their home to come to our grocery center," says Michael McCormick, Director of Operations at Project Open Hand, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that delivers food and meals. "We're able to deliver more than 400 boxes to homebound clients per month. Receiving these ready-to-go boxes is a huge operational relief and provides those in need with high quality produce in this unprecedented time." 



FruitGuys production team packing FoodWorks boxes donated to Project Open Hand in San Francisco, CA and then distributed to neighbors in need.

Donate by Mail

If you would like to send a check by mail, please make your check payable to
Community Initiatives, indicating on the memo line “The FoodWorks Fund,” and mail to:

Community Initiatives
1000 Broadway Suite 480 Oakland, CA 94607
EIN:94-3255070

Donate via Bank Transfer

Wire transfers to fiscally sponsored projects of Community Initiatives should be directed to:

Union Bank
350 California Street,
Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104

ROUTING NUMBER: 122000496
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0012180303
SWIFT CODE: BOFCUS33MPK
TO BENEFIT: “The FoodWorks Fund, a project of Community Initiatives”

Contact Us

Questions? Please email us at foodworksfund@fruitguys.com

TERMS OF SERVICE for recurring donations: 

Acknowledgement of donation: You will receive an acknowledgement of each donation by email from WeDidIt, which includes your recurring donation amount, the frequency at which billing recurs, and a link to how to cancel your recurring donation. For a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt containing the information set forth above each time that your donation is processed.

RECURRING DONATION POLICY: By completing your donation transaction, you agree that if you select a recurring donation frequency of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually, your payment will automatically be processed for the amount and the frequency chosen. Your authorized method of payment will be charged the donation amount chosen at the frequency chosen until you cancel or modify your payment method. 

CANCELLATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE: By completing your donation transaction , you understand and agree that you may at any time cancel your recurring donation to The FoodWorks Fund, a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives, by logging in to track your donations. If you need help accessing your donor portal, you can view WeDidIt’s step-by-step instructions. Cancellations are processed immediately and you will receive a confirmation email from WeDidIt confirming that your recurring payment has been cancelled.

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Is my donation and credit card info secure?
Yes, the security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?
You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your donation is submitted and your credit card is processed. Your donation will also show up on your bank or card statement within 1-3 business days.

Do I get a receipt?
Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
We will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.