About the Virtual Food Drive

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s Virtual Food Drive is a food drive online! Through an existing drive or one that you start yourself, participants can browse through our virtual grocery aisles, select items to add to a shopping cart, and check-out by making a monetary donation.

Virtual Food Drive Shopping Cart
Sample of a Virtual Food Drive Page

Anyone can host a Virtual Food Drive and customize a page with a story and a logo, photo or video. The personal page includes a tracking thermometer to show the progress towards the goal as well as a scroll showing the donors of the drive. The host will have access to a “Participant Center” that will allow them to manage their page including tools to:

  • Send invitations by email to friends, family, and coworkers
  • Set a goal and track the progress
  • Enter the amounts of cash or check donations received by participants
  • View and download the donation history of participants
  • Enable a Personal Web Log to post updates for participants

Ready to get started?

Create a Page

Looking for some friendly competition? Want to make it a team effort?

Start a Virtual Food Drive Team
Companies, organizations, and community leaders can create a Team Page. Once the team is created, the Team Captain can invite others to join the team and host their own drives. Each participant will have a personal page and the funds raised through those pages will be reflected on the team page.

A Team Page is perfect for:

  • A company-wide drive in which different divisions create their own pages in a friendly competition.
  • A municipal drive in which town departments or residents host their own personal drives
  • A marathon drive in which runners host their own personal drives to reach a team goal
  • A school or college drive in which alumni or parents host their own personal drives


Ready to launch your team?

Start a Team

Need to join an existing Team?

Join an Existing Team

Need more information?

View Our Virtual Food Drive Guide

Start a Virtual Food Drive

For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide $10.00 worth of food or five meals.

Thank you for your interest in holding a Virtual Food Drive!
Items and meals pictured in the virtual food drive shopping carts are a representation of the foods most needed by the Food Bank. Your generous donation is tax deductible and will be used to support the mission of the Food Bank that “no one goes hungry” in our 34-county service area of central and eastern North Carolina.

The Food Bank is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax ID # 56-1283426.

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