Resources

Resources for your drive

We want to help you make your drive a success. We have resources that will help you get organized and inspire your friends, family and colleagues to give.

Quick food bank facts
Food drive impact
Food drive supplies
Social media

Quick food bank facts

  • Since February 2020, the number of people who rely on Second Harvest for food every month has doubled to more than 500,000 people.  
  • We make twice-monthly grocery deliveries to more than 6,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors who are unable to leave their homes to get food.
  • We expanded our drive-thru distributions to 130 since early March so families can get groceries in a safe, low touch environment.
  • Second Harvest was one of the first 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 nutritious meals.
  • 95% of contributions go to programs that provide food to our neighbors.
  • 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.
  • You can learn more about our response to the current health crisis here.

Food drive impact

Second Harvest is committed to ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. Virtual food drives are a great way to make an impact. And remember, every drive, no matter the size, makes a difference. Here are just a few ways drives help to build a hunger-free community:

  • Virtual and traditional food drives created nearly 30 million meals last year.
  • Every $1 donated to the food bank helps provide two meals.
  • Drives help educate the community about food insecurity.

Learn more about Second Harvest’s impact.

Food drive supplies

We have supplies to help you get organized and spread the word about your drive.

Social media

Follow us on social media for fresh content, sample posts and ideas to share with your group. Let everyone know where and how to make a donation on your social media pages. The more touchpoints and reminders you give, the more successful your drive will be!