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Tips for a Successful Food Drive
Register Your Food Drive
You can request barrels and we can track your drive. If you’re in the Denver Metro area, register here.
Set A Goal
Most successful food drives are from 1 day to 2 weeks long. Consider adding a cash component to your drive. It’s often easier for people to donate their spare change and 20 cents equals 1 pound if your keeping track for a contest. Our Virtual Food Drive can be used in addition to a traditional drive. Learn more here.
We offer a downloadable poster to help you spread the word. Consider sharing your drive on social media and emails to friends and family.
Drop Off Your Donations
When you bring your donations to our warehouses, it saves us about $150 in fuel and labor costs. View our branch locations and hours here.
approximately 150 lbs of food) – the equivalent of 6 – 8 filled barrels, you may request our help with delivery and pick-up of barrels through our food drive
form. View barrels here. If barrels are available, you can also check them out empty and return them with your donation.
our warehouse. If dropping off food is not convenient, please consider hosting a virtual food drive.
We also accept non-food items such as unopened pet food, unused toiletries and diapers.
We are unable to accept items donated through food drives that are perishable, home-baked or home-canned.
While we can accept items close to or just past their use-by day, items several months past use-by dates are disposed of.
We can accept slightly dented cans (less than a dime sized dent, not on a seam or rim), we cannot accept opened or damaged items.
We can accept unused, unopened toiletries and household products.
We don’t accept used clothing or household goods like appliances or furniture.
Each warehouse has different hours for food drive drop offs, so please visit our contact page for maps and details.
Download a Poster
This Word poster will allow you to add your logo and food drive information. Get it here.
Kids, teachers and families have found creative ways to give back. Learn more on our Kung Food Fighters Kids Club page.
This helpful PDF will allow you to see how many barrels you think you’ll need. View it here.