Run a Food Drive

Organize a Food + Fund Drive

Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for the Haven From Hunger while raising awareness of hunger issues in our community.

A tough economy and high unemployment have pushed demand for emergency food to record levels, making community support more important than ever. A huge thank you to the hundreds of schools, offices, faith-based groups and others who organize food and fund drives.

Your efforts make a big difference for the more than 100 people each month who eat meals from either our soup kitchen or food pantry.

Both food and funds matter

Cash donations keep our freezers running and our trucks on the road. They also support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through education. Monetary donations also allow HFH to purchase bulk food to be repacked by volunteers. Because we make large, bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals.

Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food HFH receives. Food donations provide a link between you, the donor, and people who are hungry.

Getting started

Running a food drive is easy and fun! Here are a few tips to make the process go smoothly.

  • Identify a reasonable goal based on how long you'll run the drive and how many people you expect to participate.
  • Decide how you will collect the donated food. Depending on the size of your drive, boxes work well.Get directions.
  • Keep enthusiasm high! Send e-mails, make posters, hold contests or think of your own ways to keep interest high. See our list of fun food and fund drive ideas.
  • Once your drive is complete, arrange to deliver food to HFH.

Helpful links

Find a food donation drop off location

A block about finding a food donation drop off location.

HFH Capital Campaign

Fight Hunger, Feed Hope. Help us build a permanent facility to address the growing need by expanding food supply, education and community engagement. Learn more about the campaign.

240,000 People

per month eat meals from emergency food boxes. High unemployment and a tough economy forced record numbers of people to turn to emergency food last year. See more facts about hunger.