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Host A Team Food Drive

South Jersey needs us now more than ever.

There is power in a community united! Food Drives continue to be vital to our mission in feeding South Jersey. More than 22 million pounds of food – the equivalent of more than 18 million meals — have been distributed throughout South Jersey in 2023 alone.

None of this would have been possible without teams, corporate partners, and community groups coming together to feed South Jersey through FOOD DRIVES.

The impact of a food drive can go even further virtually. Hosting a virtual food drive reaches more people to help more people right from a phone, tablet, or computer.

Traditional Food Drive

Host a traditional food drive by collecting non-perishable food items and then schedule a time to drop-off at the Food Bank of South Jersey.

To get started, please email with the name of your food drive, dates your food drive will be hosted, and any questions or concerns about hosting a food drive that will benefit the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Most Needed Items

High Protein Items

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Canned chicken or ham
  • Beans – canned or dry
  • Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds

Fruits & VegetablesLow salt and in water (not syrup)

  • Vegetables (canned)
  • Fruit (canned)
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, prunes)


  • Canned soups
  • Canned stews
  • Chili
  • Ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.

Grains & Breakfast

  • Breakfast cereals (whole grain)
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Complete Pancake mix
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Granola Bars

Holiday Items

  • Stuffing mix
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Canned pie fillings

We CANNOT accept previously-opened containers, repackaged or home-made items.

Food Drive Resources

For more ways that your organization can join the journey to change hunger in South Jersey, please visit our Corporate Engagement page.

Virtual Food Drives

Virtual Food Drive:

An easy and effective way to reach even more people and have greater impact – especially when every $1 donated provides 3 meals to South Jersey residents in need.

  • Easy set-up
  • Customizable fundraising page
  • Easy and sharable link options

Click here to set-up a team virtual food drive.

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