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FOOD DRIVE FAQ

How do I get my Food Drive started?
How long should the food drive last?
Do you deliver and pick up containers?
What types of food will help the Food Bank the most?
When is the food bank open?
What happens after the food drive ends?
How does the food collected get to the people in need?
Can I find out how much our food drive donated?
Do you have anyone that can come out and speak to our organization?
Do you have posters?
How do I sign up?

How do I get my Food Drive started?
Please give us a call at 949-653-2900 or email at Fooddrive@feedoc.org

How long should the food drive last?
We suggest holding it for 2 weeks or longer, so that people have time to bring in all items. Plan on receiving items a few days past your publicized deadline.

Do you deliver and pick up containers?
Your food drive efforts can help us most by collecting the food in boxes and containers you supply and then delivering the food to the Food Bank. If the quantity of food is less than 300 pounds, please arrange for it to be dropped off at our warehouse: 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618.

If the quantity of food collected is over 300 pounds and you are unable to deliver it to our warehouse, please call 949-653-2900 to schedule a pickup, There is a 5 day window for pickups. You can expect our driver to be at your location within 5 days after you schedule for a pickup. If possible plan ahead and schedule your pickup at least two weeks in advance.

What types of food will help the Food Bank the most
?
Please see our Most Needed Items list. Non-perishable canned goods or dry food and personal care items are most helpful to the agencies we serve. Please no glass containers; no perishable items like fruit and produce; and no expired items or refrigerated or frozen foods.

When is the Food Bank open?
Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What happens after the food drive ends?
We weigh the food and record the total pounds collected. All food collected will then be inspected and sorted before distribution to one of our member agencies.

How does the food collected get to the people in need?
We have 450 Local Member Charities. Through these charities we are able to reach thousands of families and seniors each month.

Can I find out how much our food drive donated?
We will send out a thank you letter every month with total pounds collected from the month prior. It also has our tax Id on it for tax purposes. If you need to know the poundage sooner you can call a few days after the barrels have been picked and ask for our Food Resource Department and they should be able to help you.

Do you have anyone who can come out and speak to our organization?
Please contact at least two weeks prior so that we can schedule a representative of the food bank to come out and speak.

Do you have posters?
Yes we do have posters, but they do need to be requested and picked up.

How do I sign up?
Simply visit our Food & Funds Drive Registration Form here!



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Second Harvest Food Bank works with partner agencies to distribute food throughout Orange County. Find an agency near you that can help.

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Food Drive Information

Register your food drive

Download Food Drive Kit
(Adobe PDF format)
 

Still have questions? Contact us:
E-mail fooddrive@feedoc.org
Ph:  (949) 653-2900 | Fax: (949) 653-0700
Ask for Food Resource Coordinator