Food & Fund
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
Highly nutritious foods specifically needed at the Food Bank
Fun and creative ways to get your organization involved
Our most successful food drives usually have one thing in common: coordinators reach out to their network regularly.
Tie it all together by using our custom email signature block when communicating with your network. Link the image to your personal fundraising page, so your supporters always have an easy way to take action!
Looking for additional motivational pieces to include in your emails and more? Here are some key facts and statistics that will help connect your group to our Stand up for Kids childhood hunger campaign:
- In Silicon Valley, 1 in 3 kids is at risk for hunger.
- On average, Second Harvest serves nearly 253,000 people every month, and nearly 89,000 of them are kids.
- Second Harvest provides the equivalent of more than 1 million meals every week. More than half the food we distribute is fresh produce, more than any other food bank in the nation.
- It takes at least $82,000 per year for a family of four to pay its bills and put food on the table in Silicon Valley.
- Nearly 1 in 3 households in Silicon Valley doesn't earn enough to pay rent and put food on the table.
- The Public Policy Institute of California, which calculates poverty rates taking into account cost of living, estimates that 20 percent of children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties are living in poverty.
- For the 10th year in a row, Second Harvest has received Charity Navigator's four-star rating, placing it in the top 1 percent of nonprofits nationwide, and is one of the only nonprofits in the country to earn a perfect score of 100 for financial stability, accountability, and transparency.
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.
Let your customers or employees know where and how to make a donation on your social media pages. The more touch points and reminders you give, the more successful your drive will be!
Food and Fund Drive Supplies
Need additional supplies? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like.
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Donation envelopes (25 per pack) are available for individual participants to collect monetary 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.
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
- Low-sugar whole grain cereals
- Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
*Please avoid items packed in glass. No candy or soda please.
About Local Childhood Hunger
Connect your group to the cause by learning about childhood hunger in our community and the incredible impact your Food and Fund Drive can make.