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host a Food&Fund drive

Rally your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours or classmates to donate non-perishable food items. We’ll provide you with a checklist of our most-needed items and you can even request bins and/or bags to collect your donations.

how to organize a canned food drive





Partner with The Pantry

Reach out to us for guidance on what foods are needed most, donation procedures, and drop-off options

Choose your format & spread the word

Plan a one-day or multi-week food drive. Build excitement through social media and word of mouth.

Collect & deliver your donations

Follow the drop-off or pick-up instructions you arranged with us to make sure everything goes smoothly.

celebrate your success

Thank your donors for their generosity and demonstrate the impacts of their efforts by showing how much food was collected.

Food Drive & Fundraising

Event Registration

  • What is a food drive?
    A food drive is a fundraiser where groups of people work together to raise foods and/or funds for a food bank.
  • How do food drives help people facing food insecurity?
    Food drives help distribute more food to those in our community who are facing food insecurity.
  • Are there different types of food drives?
    Food banks sometimes offer two different types of food drives; traditional and virtual. Traditional drives collect non-perishable foods and sometimes money, whereas virtual drives are done online to collect monetary donations.
  • What items can't be donated to a food drive?
    Please only donate unopened, unexpired food items in original packaging. If you wouldn't share it with your family, please do not donate it.
  • Do you have any posters I can use?
    Sure thing! Register your food drive (see link above) and you will receive an email shortly confirming the details and send you some promotional materials for your event! We can even work with you to create your vision!
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