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Hold a Food Drive

Holding a food drive is a fun and easy way to help feed our hungry neighbors. We are always looking for high-quality nutritious food - including canned lean meats, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, canned soups, rice, pasta, and whole grain cereal. A complete wish list is located below.

First Step: The very first step in hosting a food drive for Second Harvest is completing the online registration form by clicking here.

Second Step: Review the tips below and review/print the three PDF attachments below: Food Drive Wish List, Food Drive Collection Sign and a review of the liability protection for donors.

***Did you know? Every $1 donated to Second Harvest can provide 4 meals to your hungry neighbors. Consider incorporating a fundraiser!


Thank you so much for helping us fight hunger. Below are some tips and resources to help you maximize your food drive:


-Advertise your food drive! Let others share in the joy of collecting food for the hungry by advertising your food drive with flyers. Don’t forget to send out reminder e-mails or make announcements. (Flyer available for download below to attached to boxes)

-Collect nutritious, non-perishable canned or packaged foods. (download wishlist of most needed items below!)

-Prepare your donation for pick-up or delivery by boxing food in medium-sized boxes*. Please limit the weight of each box to no more than 40 pounds for easy handling. Remember: if you can’t lift the box, we can’t lift the box!

*Medium-sized boxes are Xerox-type boxes with approximately 18”x12”x10” measurements. Please limit weight of each box to 40 pounds (if you can’t lift it, we can’t lift it!). (flyer to attached to collection box available below)