NAICS Code 624210 - Community Food Services

Industry Sector

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the collection, preparation, and delivery of food for the needy. Establishments in this industry may also distribute clothing and blankets to the poor. These establishments may prepare and deliver meals to persons who by reason of age, disability, or illness are unable to prepare meals for themselves; collect and distribute salvageable or donated food; or prepare and provide meals at fixed or mobile locations. Food banks, meal delivery programs, and soup kitchens are included in this industry.


NAICS Code 624210 - Community Food Services is a final level code of the “Health Care and Social Assistance” Sector. There are 1,373 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 40,916 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 624210 - Community Food Services are:

  • Community meals, social services
  • Food banks
  • Food pantries
  • Meal delivery programs
  • Mobile soup kitchens
  • Soup kitchens