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Host a Food Drive


Helpful Hints in Hosting a Food Drive

Due to the increase in need, local food drives are more important now than ever before.

The role of the coordinator of your food drive is extremely important to the success of the event, but you don’t have to do it alone. A representative from the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is always available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have at any time during the food drive.

In addition, we have developed a Food Drive Handbook to help you be successful. We also have identified some Best Practices and Top Variables that influence the success of a campaign.


Other information to make your food drive successful

Food collected from your food drive can be dropped off at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located at 861 Newton Bridge Rd in Athens.

Donations are accepted Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Weekday evenings Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., but call ahead to schedule.

Pick-ups can be scheduled in advance for food drives collecting more than 500 pounds.

For more information on food drives please contact David Williams or call (706)354-8191.


Best Practices
  • A List of Best Practices
  • Create a Winning Team
  • Develop a Plan for Success
  • Set a goal
  • Incorporate themes, special events, and incentives into your food drive
  • Offer opportunities for participants to hear from Food Bank Representative
  • Promote and Publicize your food drive
  • Educate your participants about the Food Bank & ask them to give
  • Thank everyone
  • Wrap Up results


Top Variables
  • Top Variables Influencing Food Drive
  • Did "CEO" personally address participants?
  • Did "CEO" attend food drive event?
  • Did the organization have a budget for the food drive?
  • Did the coordinator contribute to the food drive?
  • Did the coordinator feel supported during the food drive?i
  • Type of planning done for food drive
  • Was there a goal set in the beginning?
  • Coordinator's impression of the Food Bank.
  • Were participants encouraged to contribute on more than one occasion?


Other Documents

Food Drive Handbook  |  Most Needed Items