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Host a Healthy Food Drive

SuperFood Drive Barrel

Ask people to donate the food bank’s most needed healthy food items:

Grains

  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • couscous
  • whole grain pasta
  • whole grain cereal
  • rolled oats

Produce

  • canned fruit in 100% juice
  • canned low sodium vegetables
  • dried fruit (no added sugar preferred)

Proteins

  • canned tuna
  • canned salmon
  • canned chicken
  • nuts
  • dried beans
  • dried lentils
  • canned low sodium beans
  • non-hydrogenated nut butters

How to Host Your Healthy Food Drive

Your SuperFood Drive will help all people, regardless of income level, have access to healthy food!

1. Choose a location to host the drive.

Your SuperFood Drive could be hosted at your place of worship, workplace, home, school, club, co-hosted at your local grocery store, or as an event entrance incentive (ie: bring 5 healthy non-perishables and receive discount concert tickets).

2. Set a time frame.

It could last several weeks or just one day at an event.

3. Contact your local Food Bank.

The food bank or pantry you’d like to benefit from your SuperFood Drive may be able to drop off and pick up collection barrels or boxes. Find a food bank or pantry near you by doing a simple Internet search or going to Feeding America’s Find Your Local Food Bank tool.

4. Spread the word. Market your SuperFood Drive.

Pass out fliers explaining the importance of nutritious food to the health of your neighbors in need (see Health and Hunger: Quick Facts Sheet in the Toolkit for details). This information helps the donors understand how their gift of healthy food makes a big difference.

 

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