Hold a Food Drive
Food Drive Information
Thank 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
- Peanut butter and jam
- Baby food
- Dried fruit
- Soup & chili
Monetary donations are always welcome.
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.