The food industry makes generous donations to us, but certain important foods are often in short supply. You can help fill that gap and make a difference in the lives of hungry people. Your efforts to organize and conduct a food drive will provide nutritious, high-quality food for your neighbors in need.
The following step-by-step instructions will tell you everything you need to know about hosting a successful food drive. We have also included links to download posters, a food wish list, and other support materials.
Promote your food drive by hanging posters, distributing flyers, and making announcements at meetings. Put notices in your local newsletter, bulletin, or other publications. Put collection boxes out early, and decorate containers to draw attention to them. Include your goal in all your publicity material. Spreading the word is essential to your food drive’s success. Post to social media and don’t forget to tag us! @foodbankSJ #FoodDrive
As food donations come in, check your collection areas for overflow and box items as you go. Continue promoting your food drive throughout the collection period, but remember to make a plan to drop off!
If you drop off the food yourself, you save us time, money, and resources. Our warehouse at 1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ, is open Mon-Fri between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.
If you collected your food in our bins, call for a pickup when the bins are almost full, but before they’re overflowing. Pick-up requests should be made as far in advance as possible, as it may take up to two weeks after your drive ends to get our truck out to you. To schedule a pick-up, contact us at (856) 662-4884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.