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Organize a Food + Fund Drive

Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for Oregon Food Bank while raising awareness of hunger issues in our communities.


A huge thank you to the hundreds of schools, offices, faith-based groups and others who organize food and fund drives. Your efforts make a big difference for the 270,000 people who eat food from local pantries each month.


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Both food and funds matter

Cash donations keep our freezers running and our trucks on the road. They also support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education. Monetary donations also allow OFB to purchase bulk food to be repacked by volunteers. Because we make large, bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals.


Getting started

Running a food drive is easy and fun! Here are a few tips to make the process go smoothly.

  • Identify a reasonable goal based on how long you'll run the drive and how many people you expect to participate.
  • Decide how you will collect the donated food. Depending on the size of your drive, boxes work well. You are also welcome to pick up a barrel at our warehouse. Get directions.
  • Decide what materials you'll need. We have posters, donor envelopes, and fact sheets available. To request materials, contact an event coordinator at eventscoordinator@oregonfoodbank.org.
  • Let us know about your drive! Fill out our registration and materials request form. If you plan to collect more than 500 pounds of food, OFB can deliver a barrel for your drive. You can request barrels along with posters and other materials on our online form.
  • Keep enthusiasm high! Send e-mails, make posters, hold contests or think of your own ways to keep interest high. See our list of fun food and fund drive ideas.
  • Once your drive is complete, arrange to deliver food to OFB. Find drop-off locations.

 

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Top 10 food drives 
October 2014

  1. Anonymous  6400 lbs.
  2. Beaverton Police Dept.  2335 lbs.
  3. Fiserv  1371 lbs.
  4. Encore Sales & Marketing  1331 lbs.
  5. Touchstone Elementary School  1123 lbs.
  6. Trane Oregon  871 lbs.
  7. Bank of America Home Loans (97124)  720 lbs.
  8. Lloyd Center  785 lbs.
  9. Motorcycle Travel America, LLC  776 lbs.
  10. Francis Center  791 lbs.

Donate online

by mail:
Oregon Food Bank
P.O. Box 55370
Portland, OR 97238

or by phone:
503-853-8727