Food Drive

Get Involved!
Host a Food Drive!

Food Drive EventThe Food Bank relies on support from the community to help collect food to support our mission. Sponsoring a food drive can be easy and fun! Encourage your friends, family, company, church, school or neighborhood to get involved and participate.

Use the resource links below for more information and to ensure a successful and smooth event.

Launching Steps | What to Donate | Ideas & Themes | Helpful Materials | Delivery & Dropoff

Launching Your Drive: Follow these easy steps:

  1. Register your drive.
  2. Promote your drive using emails, Facebook, Twitter and flyers.
  3. Drop off your collection at any food bank branch. View Branch Locations »

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What to Donate: Nutritious, non-perishable food! Listed below are the most needed items (print this list):

  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • For Infants: Formula, Infant Cereal, Diapers, and Wipes
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
  • Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products

*Please - No loose glass and plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations

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Ideas and Themes: Feel free to use any of these creative ideas to enhance your food drive.

  • Pass out grocery bags to your co-workers and have Macaroni Mondays, Tuna Tuesdays, or Peanut Butter Week to encourage donations of high protein foods
  • Have a competition between departments such as building structures out of cans.
  • Consider challenges such as raising your weight in food or filling the CEO's office with cans.
  • Offer raffle prizes for donations such as a paid vacation day, event tickets, books or artwork.  
  • Host a neighborhood yard sale that benefits the Food Bank, offer discounts for donated cans
  • Host a party for friends where door prizes would be given for cans of food
  • Ask guests to bring cans of food at your events such as BBQ's or dinner parties
  • Collect cans of food at Halloween instead of candy
  • Decorate your box and enter our Food Drive Box Decorating Contest

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Helpful Materials: In addition to the material below, don't miss our Brochures & Logos Page and our Hunger Hero page packed with helpful items to incorporate into your drive.

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Delivery & Dropoff: You can deliver your food collection to any of our six Food Bank Branches. In order to save our resources, we ask that you deliver if at all possible. If you're unable to arrange a drop off, please contact our Food Drive Manager to arrange a pick up (48 hours notice required.)

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Need more information? Feel free to contact our Food Drive Manager or call 919-865-3053.