We need your help conducting food drives!  These can either be one-time or on-going events.  Many of the non-perishable items we provide the children are collected during food drives.

Host a One-Time Food Drive 

Food drives are easy to organize and are a great way for your family, neighborhood, office, congregation, student body or other type of group to make an impact on our community.  BackPack Beginnings makes it easy. To help you get started, we’ve put together these helpful tips to ensure your food drive is a success.

Step 1 – Set a goal, date and the location of your food drive. Contact BackPack Beginnings for a list of our current needs and
the dates your food drive will begin and end.

Step 2 – Get the word out through email, social media and flyer.  Recruit your friends, coworkers, neighbors and family members to help with the drive.

Step 3 – Have fun! Be creative in your neighborhood, dorm, church or office. Get groups to compete against one another for the most food donated. Take pictures to share with participants and BPB followers.

Step 4 – Update participants on the amount of food you’ve collected so far through email, signs, announcements in meetings and/or newsletters.

Step 5 – Once the Food Drive is over, visit backpackbeginnings.org/contact to view hours for drop-off.

Step 6 – Send a thank you email to your participants. Include the total # of donations or pounds of food collected (a typical can
of food weighs 15 oz– almost one pound.)  Make sure your participants know how awesome they are for supporting BackPack Beginnings!