To provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.

Hold a Food Drive

Food Drive Information

Turkey DriveThank you for your interest in holding a food drive to benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank Services. Below are some frequently asked questions for hosting a food drive.

How long should my food drive be?  When should I have my food drive?

A food drive can be any length of time you wish.  Most food drives are 1-2 weeks. Others are just 1 day.

Food drives are welcome all year long.  A large percentage happen in November and December during the holiday season:  however, we strongly encourage food drives during the summer months.

What are the most recommended non-perishable items to collect?

  • Mac & cheese
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Dry and canned pasta
  • Ramen
  • Peanut butter and jam
  • Baby food
  • Ensure
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Dried fruit
  • Soup & chili


Monetary donations are always welcome.

Specific Theme?

A food drive theme is not necessary. Some businesses, schools and individuals enjoy having a creative theme and name. A few examples:

  • Business Food Fight: different businesses compete against each other
  • Entry fee for an event: bring canned food for admission
  • One Food Item: such as Soup, Cereal, Baby Food, Tuna, Peanut Butter or Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Collect cans at local events


By hosting a food drive you can help the EGFBS continue to meet the growing needs of many people in our community.