How to Host a Food Drive


Choose a deadline for your organization that fits your needs.


Set a theme for your drive. We want to know what you come up with!

*This is optional but fun!*


Request items that match your theme and mission.


Advertise your food drive, and let people know the drop-off location.


Give incentives to the team/department/organi-zation that brings the most food! Make it a competition.

*Optional but fun!*


Collect food and drop it off at ODB!


Celebrate your feat! Know that you made a BIG difference fighting hunger in your community.


Work spaces and offices make a great place to host a food drive! It's easy to set up a fun competition between departments or band together. The result is the same - full bellies and a better community. 


Sports teams, dance teams, or any team of people you can think of are generally about unity, which we love! It's easy to get people who are already joined together to rally for  a cause!


You can make this a school-wide event or keep it to your classroom. The possibilities for giving back to the community are endless!


Student and adult organizations are always the best at orchestrating events because they already have the manpower behind them to be successful. 

What foods should we bring?

  • Cereals

    • Granola Bars​

    • Cereal

    • Hot Cereals

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned/Dry Beans

  • Canned Protein

    • ​Tuna​​

    • Chicken

    • Canned pasta w/ meat

    • Nuts

    • Jerky

    • Trail Mix

    • Peanut Butter

  • Canned/Dry Fruit

  • Pasta/Rice

  • Beverages

    • Juices​

    • Coffee

    • Teas

  • Soups

  • Pantry Staples

    • Flour​

    • Sugar

    • Condiments

    • Salad Dressings

    • Meal Kits

    • Sauces

    • Spices

    • Jellies

  • Household Items

    • Toilet Paper​

    • Paper Towels 

    • Laundry Detergent

    • Dish Soap
    • ​Body Wash/Shampoo

    • Household Cleaners

  • Menstration Hygiene Products

  • Chips and Crackers

  • Fresh Produce

We ALWAYS need the following items because of their popularity and the sheer number of guests we serve everyday:

  • Canned Protein

  • Canned/Dry Fruit

  • Beverages (No Soda)

  • Cereals

  • Chips and Crackers

  • Household Products

  • Menstration Hygiene Products

  • Fresh Produce

  • Soups

  • Pantry Staples

We ask that all donated items are unopened, in original packaging, stack-able, and within the expiration period. Thank you for partnering with us!