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How to Have a Food Drive

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How to Have a Food Drive or Other Products Drive

– It’s Easier Than You Think

  • A Food Drive can be as large or as small as you are comfortable with.  Consider how much time and effort you can afford as well as how many helpers you will have.

 

  • Decide on a time period.  Examples:  November 4 – December 18 to be able to give to the recipient organization by Christmas, or July 15 – August 15 for school supplies to students.

 

  • Pick a theme – Decide what you will be asking people to donate.

All Foods                                           Lunch Foods                      Recyclables

Canned Foods                                 Diapers                                 Personal Care Items

Boxed Foods                                    Toilet Paper                       School Supplies

Paper Products                               Clothing                               Coats/Jackets

 

  • Make a list of desired items.  Example: if trying to get food for lunches, list could include peanut butter; jelly; tuna, chicken and other canned meats; fruits; cookies; bread; etc.

 

  • Decide who you are reaching out to for the Drive.  For example:

Open to the public                         In Your neighborhood      Service Organizations

Employees at your job                Church Parishioners           School(s)

Group of businesses

 

  • Get containers (Heavy boxes or plastic tubs) – You can get them at the big box stores.
  • Advertise the Drive.

Make and circulate flyers to those you want to donate

Explain how donations can make a difference to the people in need

Contact local news media with press releases and photos

Make and hang posters in strategic locations

Send emails out to as many contacts as you can

  • Decide where to put the containers and lists so people will notice them.
  • Make arrangements to take donations to food pantry/agency on a specific day and time.
  • Arrange for volunteers with vehicles for delivery.

 

 

Important note: If food donations are to include perishable foods, someone needs to be responsible to check containers often to avoid spoilage. We do not recommend that people ask for anything that requires refrigeration – it’s risky to the health of those you are trying to help.


SUGGESTED DONATIONS FOR

DIXON FAMILY SERVICES FOOD PANTRY

 

CANNED MILK, DRY MILK

 

CANNED POTATOES                                  

CANNED TUNA

SOUPS, BROTHS

CANNED VEGETABLES                             

PASTA, RICE MIXES

CANNED FRUIT, CAKE MIX, JELL-O

CEREAL, OATMEAL

STEWS, CANNED MEATS

PEANUT BUTTER, JAM

DRY RICE, DRY BEANS

SPAGHETTI OR OTHER PASTAS

SEASONAL – OLIVES, MUSHROOMS, PUMPKIN, STUFFING

PAPER PRODUCTS – PLATES, CUPS, NAPKINS, PLASTIC UTENSILS, TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS, KLEENEX, NAPKINS, LARGE PAPER BAGS, PLASTIC BAGS

 

FRESH PRODUCE; POTATOES; FRESH OR FROZEN TURKEYS, HAMS, AND OTHER MEATS CAN BE BROUGHT DIRECTLY TO D. F. S.

PLEASE NO GLASS OR PERISHABLE FOOD PRODUCTS IN BARRELS.

THANK YOU  J

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DFS FOOD PANTRY,

PLEASE CALL (707)678-0442


DIXON FAMILY SERVICES

 

SUGERENCIAS DE DONACIONES PARA

LA DISPENSA DE DIXON FAMILY SERVICES

 

LECHE DE POLVO

 

COMIDA ENLATADA                                  

ATUN ENLATADO

SOPAS ENLATADAS

VEGETALES ENLATADOS                                 

PASTAS, ARROZ

FRUTA ENLATADA

CEREAL, AVENA

CARNES ENLATADAS

CREMA DE CACAHUATE

ARROZ

FRIJOL SECO

SPAGHETTI O OTRAS PASTAS

PAPEL  DE BANO

BOLSAS GRANDES DE BASURA

 

FRUTAS FRESCAS, PAPAS, CARNES FRESCAS O FRIZADAS PUDEN SER TRAIDAS DIRECTAMENTE A DIXON FAMILY SERVICES

PORFAVOR NO CONTENEDORES DE VIDRIO O EN BARRILES.

 

PARA MAS INFORMACION ACERCA DE LA COMIDA DE DISPENSA, FAVOR DE LLAMAR  AL (707)678-0442