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Food Drives

 Food Drives

Hopelink is currently hosting a virtual food drive. You can also lend support by starting an online fundraiser or by making a direct donation. This allows for the bulk purchase of food to meet rising demand in our community. If you have any questions, contact

Virtual Food Drives

If your group would like help organizing a food drive, please email

  • Canned Meals
  • Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc)
  • Cereal/Oats
  • Beans (Dry or Canned)
  • Fruit (Canned, Fresh or Frozen)
  • Grains (Pasta, Rice, Quinoa, Barley, etc)
  • Nut Butters (Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, etc)
  • Soup and Broth
  • Vegetables (Canned, Fresh or Frozen)
  • Each center offers specific foods based on the cultures of the clients who attend and what the center is able to purchase through monetary donations.

  • Food (not expired, shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen, etc.)
  • Bulk items (rice, beans, etc.)
  • Paper products, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, diapers
  • Books
  • Expired, opened or damaged food
  • Meat that is not USDA grade (wild game)
  • Clothes/shoes/accessories (for any age)
  • Home goods (rugs, towels, napkins, etc.)
  • Appliances
  • Medicines
  • Alcohol

Ideas for Coordinating a Food Drive:

  • Ask a local grocery store for permission to hold a food drive outside on a busy day of the week (Saturdays and Sundays work especially well).
  • Arrange for volunteers to be at all entrances of the store handing out flyers of commonly needed foods (examples included in this document).
  • Hopelink will provide you with posters for increased visibility and effectiveness.
  • Have coin containers set up for the collection of money.
  • Prior to the event, arrange a way to transport the food from your event to a Hopelink center.
  • A food drive at your school can be an effective and fun way to generate donations.
  • Set up bins in all classrooms and large common areas to provide a constant reminder of the drive.
  • Award prizes for the group or class who collects the most food.

Please consider how you would like to have your family thrive during the winter months and think about helping families in need.