In recent years, the Regional Food Bank has made great strides in shifting our focus from simply feeding people to making sure the food we provide is nutritious and wholesome. Meeting your family’s basic needs is difficult for many; growing and thriving is out of reach, at least for the time being, and on top of it all, you don’t have access to the foods you are most familiar with, know how to prepare, and which offer comfort and the opportunity to spend time with those you love.

The Food Bank is committed to bolstering food access by including more culturally diverse food options in our inventory. Consistent consumption of three wholesome meals per day allows us to thrive both physically and mentally. It impacts our identity, self-expression and how we interact with one another. Without adequate sustenance, the ability to meet our greatest potential is hindered. When we improve access to culturally appropriate foods, we provide more than just nutrition. We provide hope, dignity, respect, and a little reminder of home.


Please see below a list of helpful Cultural Food Preference Sheets:



East Asia

Eastern European


Middle East

South Asia

Here are some sheets provided by USDA that support Kosher and Halal Communities:

TEFAP Kosher