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Resources

Resources for your fundraiser or food drive

We want to help you make your fundraiser or 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 fundraisers and food drives like yours to ensure that nobody goes hungry. Thank you!

Fundraiser and food drive toolkits

Guides to help you through your fundraiser or food drive.

Fundraiser and food drive toolkits

Food drive supplies

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

Food drive supplies

Email templates

Build inspirational emails with these ideas.

Email templates

Social media

Join our Facebook group for fresh, shareable content.

Social media

Most-needed foods

These highly nutritious foods are specifically needed at the Food Bank.

Most-needed foods

Food drive supplies

Need additional supplies? Contact drives@shfb.org and let us know what you would like.

 For the Kids campaign poster

Posters
(Bundled in 3)

For the Kids promo card 1 For the Kids promo card 2

Promotional Cards
(Bundled in 25)

Need a customizable flyer? Add your group’s information and spread the word about your fundraiser or food drive drive.

Email templates

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

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

  • Second Harvest provides food to over a quarter million people every month — more than ever before.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties 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 Food Bank 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.

Social media

Join our coordinators group for helpful tips and digital assets!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag us in your posts!

Looking for ideas or inspiration for your fundraiser? Follow us on social media for fresh content, sample posts and ideas to share with your group. Don’t forget to let everyone 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.

Most-needed foods

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.