Food Drives can be held in your neighborhood; at school, at work, with a social group or church group...it's up to you! Below are some ideas and common ways of doing food drives, but be creative for a successful food drive. We are happy to provide you with any support you need in the planning and execution of your food drive. Don't hesitate to contact us.
Here how you can help:
Neighborhood block-walk—let your neighborhood know ahead of time using flyers that you will be collecting food on a particular day, or arrange a central drop-off point.
Work-place food drives—Rally your co-workers to fight hunger! We will provide collection barrels and pick them up at the end of the food drive. Last pickup date is Monday prior to Thanksgiving Holiday.
Special event food drives—Collect cans as admission to an event you are a part of… concerts, plays, parties, dances, you get the idea!
What items can be collected?
We are most in need of canned meats, fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups.
Other items that are helpful include peanut butter and jelly, pasta, cereal, dry beans, rice, and fruit juices.
Glass items must be kept separate from cans so they don't get broken.
People often give more when the food drive is well publicized ahead of time.
It’s illegal to put flyers in mail boxes.
Always contact store managers before collecting outside of retail establishments. Your help is greatly needed.