Don’t Do It Alone: 4 Easy Ways Your Friends Can Help With Your Food Drive

September 14, 2016 | 12:32 pm | Written by

Let’s face it – everything is easier with a little help from our friends, even food drives! Many people think that they can hold a successful food drive all by themselves, but when friends and family are recruited to help, we all collect more food! Here are a few ways your friends can help:

  • Ask friends specifically to donate food. This one might seem obvious, but many of us overlook it. Call your friends and family to ask them to donate to your food drive

  • Ask friends to bring a collection box to their workplace and encourage their coworkers to donate to your food drive.

  • Ask friends to bring a collection box to their child’s classroom. Your friends will need to get approval from the teacher or principal for this one, but you will collect more food and teach children a valuable lesson about charity.

  • Ask friends to offer to collect food donations from their friends and family. We all visit other people’s homes, why don’t use the visit as an opportunity to collect more food?! Ask your friend to let the host know that you are having a food drive. The host may have an extra can of soup or green beans in their cupboard. Voila! More food!!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

11,479,245
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

9,566,038
meals

for people in need.