Many community-based organizations lack the capacity or resources to meet the needs of the growing population of hungry Americans, and food banks often run short on the healthy, nutritious food needed to meet the need. In such instances, community engagement is essential to keep the flow of nourishing foods coming in to help those faced with hunger. Food Bank of the Albemarle welcomes the opportunity for civic organizations, school, churches and businesses to become actively engaged in the fight against hunger by coordinating a food drive.
Hosting a food drive can be exciting, challenging and so rewarding for those participating in the efforts as you collect food and monetary contributions to help those facing food insecurity. These contributions can go a long way. For instance, 300 pounds of food will provide approximately 250 meals, and for each dollar raised, we can provide four meals.
How to Become Involved
If your company, church or civic organization decides to conduct a food drive, Food Bank of the Albemarle will offer guidance on organizing your drive to make it a huge success. We will provide attractive bins for the food collection, flyers for promotional purposes and a timely pickup of the food collected. You will also receive a receipt for the donations collected, as well as a hearty “thank you” from our staff.
To obtain assistance in organizing your food drive, call Rod Sershen, Food Resource Manager, at 252-335-4035, ext. 114 or e-mail Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find helpful information in our “Food Drive Tool Kit” below. The tool kit offers talking points about hunger in northeast North Carolina, printable posters for your collection bins, as well as a printable document that gives daily donation suggestions. We also ask that you click HERE to register your food drive.
We look forward to helping you make your food drive a success!
Food Drive “Tool Kit”