Hold a Food Drive

Hold a Food Drive

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
  • 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.