Start a Fund Drive
Did you know? Because of our buying power and ability to source food, the Food Bank can make a dollar go along way. That’s how we’re able to provide two meals for every dollar we receive, and one reason we encourage supporters to consider hosting a fund drive to benefit the Food Bank.
Another reason we love fund drives is because they are fun! Host a bike race and ask friends to donate for every mile you ride. Team build at work and challenge co-workers to raise money for the Food Bank. Or celebrate your birthday and ask friends to donate in your honor. The sky’s the limit. All you need to do is register to get started.
Host a Food & Essentials Drive
Community-sponsored food and essentials drives are important sources of nutritious food and necessities for those we serve. If you are interested in helping move our clients from hunger to health, a great place to start is by hosting a food and essentials drive. Shelf-stable items like peanut butter and rice are always needed food items, and everyday essentials like diapers for the Nappie Project are critical to our clients’ health and wellbeing.
|Most Needed Food Items||Most Needed Essentials|
|Peanut butter||Diapers (Premie and sizes 5, 6 & 7 are most needed)|
|Canned meat/fish||Baby wipes|
|Canned fruit||Hygiene wipes|
|Whole grain, low sugar cereal||Toothpaste|
|Whole grain pasta||Mouthwash|
|Macaroni and cheese||Menstrual products|
Healthy food and essentials drives are easy to host. Get started by completing the online Food & Essentials Drive Form. Then, print a Healthy Food Drive Poster or Holiday Food Drive Poster to promote your event. If you are hosting a diaper drive for the Nappie Project, be sure to review this check list to make your drive a success!