Set the date for your food drive and determine what types of food you’ll collect. Don’t forget to identify supplies that may be needed – collection boxes, signage etc.
How much do you want to collect? Will you measure by boxes or pounds collected? Do you want to have a challenge with another department or class?
Company management or governing boards can help motivate individuals by setting a standard for participation. Consider a match program where a company or individual matches what is collected with a cash donation.
Make signs, send e-mails – get the word out there! Make sure you let participants know what types of food products are being collected, where donations can be dropped off and how long the drive will last.
We are grateful for your support in helping us maximize our resources so we can ensure that our drivers’ time is spent out in the community hosting more food distributions for our neighbors in need.
Host and Online Food Fundraiser
Holiday Food Drive Shopping List
Social Media Graphics to Promote Your Drive
Please note, the Food Bank of Delaware cannot accept hard candy, lollipops, soda in cans and bottles, chocolate bars or pieces, gum and soft candy such as marshmallows, caramels, taffy, licorice, gummy items, savory snacks such as chips puffed cheese snacks, pork rinds and sweet snacks including cakes, cookies, donuts, ice cream, pastries and popsicles.