Food Drives are a meaningful way to take action in your community, especially over the winter months, creating an opportunity to contribute to those in need.
Each year food donations to the Sanpete Pantry bring in thousands of pounds of grocery products. Food drives are a great way for schools, apartment complexes, businesses, congregations, or civic organizations to get involved in hunger relief. Schools, for example, could educate their students about childhood hunger while helping to feed at-risk children.
It's easy to run a successful food drive. The Sanpete Pantry can provide collection boxes, barrels and flyers to advertise your food drive. Contact us to coordinate a time to drop-off and pick-up your collection containers.
HOW TO PLAN A FOOD DRIVE
Planning a food drive to support the Sanpete Pantry?
When planning your food drive, do your best to plan ahead. Ask yourself these questions: When do you want to run your food drive, and for how long? What kind of supplies will you need (posters, collection bins, etc.)?
SET A GOAL
Set a goal for how much food you’d like to collect. Think about challenging your food drive participants with a “healthy” competition. You can also provide a theme like "Feed the Hungry Children" or "Help End Child Hunger."
PROMOTE AND ADVERTISE
Promote your food drive with flyers, emails, posters, social media postings, etc. Be sure to include when the food drive is taking place, what kind of food can be donated and where the food should be dropped off.
WE CAN HELP AND SUPPORT YOUR FOOD DRIVE
What kind of food donations are most desired by the Sanpete Pantry?
Non-perishable items like these are the most needed:
Canned Meats and Stews
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Packed Pasta and Rice
Canned and Dried Beans
Pure Fruit and Vegetable Juices
Cereal and Formula (must be within code date)
Please remember, the Department of Health requires all cans to have labels, and packaged goods must be factory-sealed, in good condition, and without rust or severe dents. Also, health laws prohibit the distribution of home-canned or home-packaged foods.