Consider hosting a food drive

Below are some tips to running a successful food drive to help your Wakefield neighbors in need! Please contact us for guidance and resources.

Plan Ahead
  • When do you want to run a food drive?
  • What types of food do you want to collect?
  • Do you need any supplies?
  • Do you have boxes for collecting food?
Set A Goal
  • How much food do you want to collect?
  • Do groups, clients, or departments want to challenge each other?
Promote Your Food Drive
  • Make flyers and send emails with details.
  • Where can the food be dropped off?
  • What types of food can people donate? (See our list of most needed items)
  • When is the food driving happening?
  • Who is in charge?
Collect the Donation
  • How is the food going to get to the Food Pantry?
Tell Everyone About Your Success!
  • Take pictures and share with participants, the newspaper and the Food Pantry!
  • Write a follow up story that can be used with your photos. We can help with this too! Just email us with a request.