“Be a Neighbor – Feed a Neighbor”

Themed Food Drives

There are many different ways to run a school, business or organization-wide food
drive.  Often groups will offer free admittance to a school sporting or cultural event to
anyone who contributes a non-perishable food item.  Other organizations choose to
create excitement with participants by using a theme over a designated period of

Listed below are some creative themes which encourage donations of the items
needed by the food pantry.

Souper Bowl Food Drive
Donate dry soup, canned soup, crackers, and canned meals throughout January or
around Super Bowl Sunday.

Cinco De Mayo Food Drive
Hold this food drive in early May to collect foods celebrating the Mexican culture.
Suggested items are rice, beans, and tomato products.

A Taste of Italy Food Drive
Ask for donations of canned or jarred spaghetti sauce, pasta, and tomato products.

Do You Know The Muffin Man?
This purpose of this food drive, which can be run any time, is to collect breakfast items
such as muffin mix, boxed cereal, pancake or baking mix, syrup, and canned fruit.

Back to School Food Drive
This would be a wonderful September Food drive aimed at collecting the all-time
favorite lunch box items: peanut butter and jelly.

Birthday party drive
We’ve heard countless stories from our clients who have been unable to afford even a
small birthday celebration for their children. You can help by hosting a birthday party
drive, collecting cake mix, frosting and sprinkles, birthday napkins, party favors and
other items to help a family celebrate a child’s birthday.