Nearly 1 out of every 6 U.S. households don't know where their next meal is coming from.  You can help us do something about this problem by hosting a food drive.  Organize the people in your office, organization, school or neighborhood group and use social media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc) to promote your Food Drive. The food items you donate will help us to feed needy families in Pierce County.  

Don't know where to start?  Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

Make It A Contest

Conduct a competition between departments, households, classes or teams 
Display daily (or weekly) food totals in high traffic areas or send out e-mail updates to let groups know how they are doing;
Hold a "Sack Drive" - Announce a specific size sack - for instance, a large paper grocery bag - and see which group can fill the most bags;
Give each group a collection barrel or box to decorate and award prizes for most original or best looking barrel/box;
Offer prizes for categories like most original food item, most protein donated, or raising group's weight in food;
Use food donations to qualify for a casual day, time off, or as admittance to an event (such as a picnic lunch);

Have A Theme

"Go Nuts” and collect Peanut Butter
"Gone Fishing" and collect Tuna
"Where's the Beef?" and collect Beef Stew and Chili

Collect Different Food Items On Each Day Of The Week

Macaroni Monday (Mac and Cheese mixes)
Tomato Tuesday (Food items containing Tomatoes)
Waffle Wednesday (Bisquick or Pancake Mix)
Thirsty Thursday (Canned juice or juice boxes)
Fishy or Fruity Friday (Fish or Fruit)

Distribute The Food Bank Wish List

We sincerely appreciate all food donations - and we do our best to never waste anything - but some items are always in high demand.  We've created a short list of items which you can print out and distribute to your food drive participants.  A printable JPEG of our Wish List handout can be found HERE.