How to Run a Holiday School Food Drive

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Select food drive dates
First, you should decide on dates for your food drive.

Contact Second Harvest
Download and complete our School Participation Food Drive form. Contact Andy at (831) 722-7110 ext. 213 or andy@thefoodbank.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.

Set a goal
Each $1 counts as 3 pounds of food. A great tip for a successful food drive is setting a goal.

Get creative!
Compete against classrooms, add competition to your homecoming, challenge your teachers, plan an event, collect food or cash from your neighbors and friends.

How many barrels?
Determine how many barrels to order (one barrel holds an average of 125 pounds of food).

Schedule Delivery and Pickup
Once you have planned your drive, you should contact Second Harvest to arrange for delivery of barrels, donation envelopes, bags and other supplies you may need to conduct your drive.

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