Run A Food Drive

Organize a food drive at your business, club or house of worship.  Invite your colleagues to bring non-perishable food to your next function, workplace or civic facility for a day, week or month.

Below are some tips for running a successful food drive to help your Wakefield neighbors in need! Don’t hesitate to 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 and on social media.
  • Write a follow-up story that can be used with your photos. We can help with this too! Just email us with a request.