ORGANIZING ON-SITE FOOD DRIVES
Food drives are a classic way to support your local food bank. Some people like the physical act of donating food and adding to the collective offering of the group as a team activity. For those organizing a food drive, these are a few things to consider:
- You will need bins to collect and transfer the food.
- Food must be shelf-stable and not past the best-before or expiry date.
- Most food banks are unable to pick up food drive donations, so consider how you will transport your donations to the food bank.
- Consider providing a list of suggested donations that are valuable to your local food bank.
- Contact your food bank early in your planning to find out what support they can provide.
What Is Needed Most?
- Pasta and pasta sauces
- Canned and frozen meats and fish
- Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, packaged nuts)
- Canned goods (beans, soups, stews)
- Dairy (fresh, canned and powdered milk)
- Canned vegetables and fruit
- Rice and whole grain cereals
- Baby food
- Bathroom tissue
- Personal hygiene products