Summer Community Food Drive – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Join us as a community captain this summer and help Manna on Main Street stock our pantry shelves! Manna will provide food drive kits to individuals for distribution to neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Community captains are responsible for coordinating distribution of bags and flyers as well as food donation pick up’s from neighbors with drop off at Manna on Main Street on Saturday, August 16th. Materials will be available for pick up beginning Friday, August 1st. If you are interested in helping out or would simply like more information, please complete the form below. Thanks so much for your support!
General Food Drive Information:
Coordinate a food drive with family, friends, colleagues or neighbors!
Manna’s food pantry is largely stocked through community food donations. With your help, we can offer canned, boxed and fresh groceries to individuals who are hungry in our community. From a can of food to a car full of groceries, your participation makes a difference!
Here are a few tips to start your food drive:
- Logistics: Determine the timing of your food drive – when you will start it and how long you will collect food. We often need more help in late spring and summer months, as food donations lessen but need remains high. We accept food in cardboard boxes, bags, or bins – but it helps if you do not need to take back the container that you bring. Recruit volunteers to help collect, sort and bring the food to Manna. Let Julie@mannaonmain.org know an approximate date of your food drive to get it on our calendar.
- Food Needs: Find out Manna’s current food needs and share with those involved. We always need canned fruit!
- Promotion: Promote the food drive through email, social media, flyers, and word-of-mouth. Print food donation bin signs, or you can make up your own.
- Make it fun! Have contests between departments or neighbors, or see how many bins you can fill. Or, have a themed food collection such as, “Kid-Friendly Foods” (PB&J, canned fruits, pastas, etc.); “Heathy Breakfast Foods” (non-sugary cereals, oatmeal, canned fruit, shelf-stable milk); or “Italian Foods” (pastas, spaghetti sauces, canned tomatoes, etc). Let us know if you come up with your own!
- Drop Off: When your food drive is complete, contact Julie McCabe, firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding your drop off date, time, and amount.
Thank you so much for coordinating a food drive for Manna on Main Street and the neighbors we serve! If you have any questions, please contact Julie McCabe: email@example.com or 215-855-5454, ext 15.
Boy Scout Food Drive Photo by Leon Wiener, LNW Photography