7 Steps for Holding a Successful Food Drive
Here are a few things to consider before starting your own food drive.
1) Set a time and date for your food drive. Food drives can be one day only, a week-long , a month-long—whatever you choose! Make sure to let donors know exactly when they can donate. For example, “Food Drive happening February 20th-24th, between the hours of 8AM-4PM each day.”
2) Determine a drop-off site. You’ll want to make sure donors know where to bring the product. For example, “Drop off items in Tina’s office!”
3) Promote the food drive. This could include sending emails, hanging fliers, posting it on your website, etc. During this promotion it is also important to let people know what kinds of food to donate. We have some great resources here to help! Please see the Food Drive Check List in the sidebar for examples.
4) Set up donation boxes at drop-off site. You’ll want to have plenty of boxes setup with a sign on each to let people know who the food drive is benefiting. Check on these boxes often to see if you need more. When a box is full, put it in a safe place until the food drive is over.
5) Call your benefici