ELCA World Hunger, the hunger and poverty ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and MEANS Database have partnered to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

Receiving Donations Is Free, Customizable, and Simple


Free for Life for Nonprofits

Our nonprofit partners will never be charged for claiming food via MEANS. You shouldn’t have to pay for donated food when you’re serving those in need.

Only Receive What You Need

We won’t drop food off on your doorstep that you can’t use. When you create your account you tell us what kind of food you typically need and we only contact you about those. Then, you claim an item to be clear you want it!

Mobile Friendly

Volunteers are always on the run! MEANS website is mobile friendly, ensuring a smooth experience no matter where you are. We offer customizable text and email alerts so you can claim food on the go.