March 2017 Newsletter – Six Tips for a Successful Food Drive

Food drive sign Have you been thinking about hosting a food drive? The Pantry relies greatly on food drives to help replenish our stores. Food drives are held by many local businesses, schools, churches, civic organizations, social clubs, HOAs, and scouting troops like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls. These groups truly exemplify our motto of Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, and, with their help, we are able to ensure that food is always available to our neighbors in need.

Click here to read our blog for six tips that will help you organize a successful food drive.

For more information about organizing a food drive for the Pantry, please contact Cathy Garber, our Food Drive Coordinator, at fooddrive@dsfp.org.

Six Tips for a Successful Food Drive

Have you been thinking about hosting a food drive? The Pantry relies greatly on food drives to help replenish our stores. Food drives are held by many of our local organizations and neighbors, including businesses, schools, churches, civic organizations, social clubs, HOAs, and scouting troops like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls. These local Pantry supporters truly exemplify our motto of Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, and, with their help, we are able to ensure that much needed food is always available to our neighbors in need.

So what is a food drive? It’s a donation drive in which organizers simply request and collect donations of non-perishable food to give to the Pantry. It can be in the form of a collection bin that sits at a location over a specific period of time or it can be a one-time event in which volunteers actively ask for and collect donations. Read below for six tips that will help you organize a successful food drive. Continue reading