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Food & Fund
Drive Supplies

Food collection barrels, promo cards, and flyers, just to name a few



Build inspirational emails with these ideas



Join our Facebook group for fresh, shareable content

Most Needed


Highly nutritious foods specifically needed at the Food Bank


Recipes for

Fun and creative ways to get your organization involved



Fun ways to get your co-workers or students engaged


Email Templates


Our most successful food drives usually have one thing in common: coordinators reach out to their network regularly.

Send an inspiring introduction email,
an eye-opening progress update,
and wrap up with a celebratory thank you.

Looking for additional motivational pieces to include in your emails and more? Here are some Second Harvest Food Bank facts that will help connect your group to the cause:

  • 1 in 3 kids in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties do not have enough food to eat every single day
  • 1 in 10 people in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties rely on food from Second Harvest Food Bank every single month
  • Second Harvest Food Bank provides the equivalent of 1 million meals every week of the year
  • Nearly 40% of Second Harvest Food Bank's clients are children
  • 95% of Second Harvest Food Bank's expenses go directly to programs that feed our neighbors in need
  • Over half of the food Second Harvest Food Bank distributes is fresh fruits and vegetables
  • More than 90% of the food Second Harvest Food Bank distributes is highly nutritious


Social Media


Follow us on Facebook and join our Food Drive Coordinators Facebook Group for fresh content, sample posts, and ideas to share with your group! You'll also get to connect with other Food and Fund Drive Coordinators to find out works for them, inspirational ideas, and more. Spreading the word is key to success — the more people you tell, the more supporters you'll have working towards your goal.


Food and Fund Drive Supplies


Need additional supplies? Contact and let us know what you would like.

(Bundled in 3)

Promotional Cards
(Bundled in 25)


Donation envelopes (25 per pack) and donation collection bags (50 per pack) are available for individual participants to collect monetary and/or non-perishable food donations.

Need a customizable flyer? Add your group's information and spread the word about your Food and Fund Drive.


Recipes for Success



Looking for ideas? Take a look at our Food and Fund Drive Recipe Handbook for fun and creative ways to help us end local hunger.


Most-Needed Foods


The Food Bank accepts all non-perishable food donations, but especially needs these nutritious items:

  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
  • Tuna or canned chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Canned fruit in its own juice or water
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Spices
  • Low-sugar whole grain cereals
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)

*Please avoid items packed in glass. No candy or soda please.


Group Activities


Put your co-workers or students in our clients' shoes with eye-opening, interactive group activities like our Shopping on a Budget activity.