Host a Food & Fund DriveFood Bank2020-06-09T12:07:41-04:00
Host a Food & Fund Drive
Virtual Food Drive
Forget the hassle of a trip to the grocery store for your next food drive… create a food drive without the heavy lifting using our Virtual Food Drive, and maximize your donation times five! For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide FIVE meals!
You can make a difference in your community by hosting a Virtual Food Drive for your friends, family members, or coworkers.
Choose the dates for your drive and register here.
Want to donate more meals with less heavy lifting? Consider holding a virtual food drive! For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, we can provide 5 meals. A virtual food drive is a fantastic way to include coworkers, friends and family who may not be able to contribute to a traditional food drive!
You are welcome to collect your donations in any type of box or container. The Food Bank can provide up to 6 donation boxes per food drive. These can be picked up at any of our branches. Each donation box holds approximately 100 items.
How will you transport your donations to the Food Bank?
Because of our limited resources and tight trucking schedule, we ask that you make every effort to drop off your donations. Talk to friends and coworkers who have trucks or large vehicles! Consider making multiple drop-offs throughout your drive – we can keep track of the total weight of your donations! Plan a caravan with your fellow donors and stay for a photo op to share on social media! We are thankful for your efforts to keep our trucks on schedule.
Let us know you’re coming! If you have a planned date and time to drop off your food drive, please email us ahead of time so we can make sure to have staff and volunteers on hand to unload and weigh your donations.
We are able to pick up donations of 500 pounds or more. For reference, that’s about 500 cans! Pickup requests must be made at least one week prior to the desired pickup date by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
All branch locations will be closed on these upcoming holidays:
July 3-6, 2020 Independence Day
July 31, 2020 5th Friday (close at noon)
September 7, 2020 Labor Day
October 30, 2020 5th Friday (closed full day)
November 26-27, 2020 Thanksgiving
December 24-25, 2020 Christmas
December 31, 2020 New Year's Eve
January 1, 2021 New Year's Day
January 18, 2021 MLK Day
January 29, 2021 5th Friday (close at noon)
April 2, 2021 Good Friday
April 30, 2021 5th Friday (close at noon)
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
June 18, 2021 Juneteenth
After Your Drive
Where will you bring your donations?
Each of the 6 branches of the Food Bank are open Monday-Friday to receive food and fund donations. Branch directions and hours can be found here.
How will you know how many meals you were able to provide?
When you drop off your food and fund donations, we will have staff and volunteers on hand to help you unload, weigh the food, calculate any funds donated, and provide you with a total meal count and a receipt. We’re happy to take photos too!
Lastly, before, during and after your drive, tag us in your social media posts! You can find us at @FoodBankCENC and use the hashtag #NoOneGoesHungry – we want to see your amazing efforts and celebrate with you!
For any questions about Virtual Food Drives, Fund Drives, or Traditional Food Drives, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.