Food drives are a great way to involve your friends and family in the fight to end hunger. Whether you host a traditional food drive to collect canned goods or hold a virtual food drive to raise funds for your local food bank, you can make a big difference.
Food drives help food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens collect food donations to keep their shelves stocked. Food drives are also a great way to raise awareness about hunger in your community and encourage others to help. Individuals, schools, community organizations, and businesses can all host food drives on behalf of their local food pantry.
A virtual food drive is a great option if you cannot collect donations in person or are unable to deliver donations to your local food bank. Instead of collecting food, a virtual food drive allows you to collect funds online for your local charity. Also, sorting and inspecting donating food items can take a lot of time and resources, so a virtual food drive helps food pantries put those resources to other uses. Another option for a virtual food drive is to utilize our amazon food drive list via the following amazon link https://a.co/5HCE8Ee. Items purchased through the link will come directly to our organization.
How to organize a food drive
Hosting a food drive is simple and only takes a few steps. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind when planning your food drive.
1. Contact your local food charitybank: Before you organize a food drive, make sure you contact us. We may have promotional materials and other advice for hosting the best food drive. Be sure to ask for the following information:
2. Select dates to begin and end your food drive: Food drives can last however long you’d like but we recommend running your drive for at least two weeks.
3. Collect the most wanted items: For virtual food drives, this would be monetary donations. For traditional food drives, can provide you with an up-to-date list of the most needed items. Simply share that list with your friends and family along with the directions for dropping off their donations. We can provide containers for collection
4. Deliver your donations: We have to capability to pick up donations directly if they can't be dropped off at our pantry.
Clothing drives are much like food drives. If you would like to host a clothing drive for Galatians 6:2 please collect winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves, coats, socks and blankets. These are items we have the most difficulty collecting and replenishing.
Toiletries are expendable items we distribute on a revolving basis. Personal hygiene, female products, tissue, wipes and paper towels are most needed items.