Resources for your virtual or traditional food drive
We want to help you make your virtual or traditional food drive a success. We have resources that will help you get organized and inspire your friends, family and colleagues to give. Second Harvest relies on drives like yours to ensure that nobody goes hungry. Thank you!
Food drive toolkits
Guides to help you through your drive.
Food drive supplies
Food collection barrels, promo cards, and flyers, just to name a few.
Build inspirational emails with these ideas.
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These highly nutritious foods are specifically needed at Second Harvest.
Food drive toolkits
Use these tools to make your virtual or traditional food drive a success.
Our most successful drives usually have one thing in common: they reach out to their network regularly.
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley provides food to over a quarter million people every month – more than ever before.
- Nearly 1 in 10 people in Silicon Valley receives some of their food from Second Harvest. This includes tens of thousands of children and seniors who rely on Second Harvest to get the nutritious food they need.
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of only a few food banks in the country to adopt a Healthy Food and Beverage Policy to increase the amount of nutrient-rich foods we provide to the people we serve, and decrease unhealthy items like candy and beverages that contain sugar.
- With a $1 donation, Second Harvest can source the equivalent of $3 worth of food from a local grocery store.
- Every $1 donated helps provide two healthy meals.
- 95 cents of every dollar donated goes to programs.
- For more than a decade, Second Harvest has received Charity Navigator’s annual four-star rating for financial stability, accountability and transparency – exceeding industry standards.
We accept all non-perishable food donations, but especially need these nutritious items:
- Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
- Peanut butter
- Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
- Low-sodium canned vegetables
- Canned fruit in its own juice or water
- Olive or canola oil
- Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
- Canned foods with pop-top lids
- Low-sugar whole grain cereals
- Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
Please avoid items packed in glass. No candy or sugar-sweetened drinks.