Hold a Food Drive

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.

Contact Brian Gray via email at brgray@afoodbank.org to get started.

Food Drive Toolkit:

Food Drive Flyer

Food Drive Registration Form (Download)

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.

Get Started

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.

Want to hold a virtual fundraising food drive? Every $1 raised can provide multiple meals for our neighbors! Email Brian at brgray@afoodbank.org to get started.