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Collect Funds and Food for Community Food Share

By hosting a virtual or traditional fund and food drive, you not only help get more food into the homes of our neighbors — you also raise awareness about local hunger.

Virtual drive
Traditional drive

Make Your Fund and Food Drive Virtual

In response to COVID-19, we are pleased to offer you a platform to raise funds and food for us online! Raise more for Community Food Share without the extra effort traditional food drives require. Follow the steps below to set up your virtual drive.

Step 1: Register.

Register on Fenly, our virtual fund and food drive platform.

Register
A screenshot of the Fenly registration portal login page.
An image of the Fenly dashboard.

Step 2: Select your event type.

Choose between three fundraising event styles, and click the green button below your selection.

Get set up in minutes, and start raising money for Community Food Share. Great for birthday donations and special celebrations!

After creating an Individual Fundraiser, you can also create or join a Team, then contribute donations from your Individual Fundraiser toward the Team Fundraiser goal. Compete with your team members or with other teams to see who can make the most impact!

When you invite your friends, family, and colleagues to support your drive, they can add food items to their “cart.” You’ll raise more for Community Food Share without the extra overhead from traditional food drives. And with our food bank’s wholesale buying power, every donation to your virtual food drive will help us feed even more people.

Step 3: Customize your event page.

Add your fundraising goal, share a bit about why you are fundraising for Community Food Share, and upload a featured image.

An image of the Fenly event registration page.
An image of a completed fundraiser event on Fenly.

Step 4: Share your fundraiser.

To start collecting donations, email your event page to your personal and professional networks, and post it on social — you can use the promotional tools below.

Donations are easy and can be made in just three clicks! And with the built-in Goal Meter, you and your supporters will always be able to see exactly how close you are to achieving your fundraising goal.

Tip: Find your event page’s URL by clicking “View” from your Dashboard. Then copy the link.

Step 5: Change lives.

Every dollar you raise enables us to discover new and different ways to source and deliver the best, most nutritious food to more people, so we can end hunger in our neighborhood for good.

A young child watches as a box is opened at a food distribution.

Host a Traditional Fund and Food Drive

Want to go the traditional route and collect funds and food in person? You can do that too! Follow these steps to get started. Please note that we cannot provide barrels for food collection at this time.

Step 1: Register your drive using this form.

Register

Step 2: Download our Fund & Food Drive Planning Guide.

  • The guide is a helpful step-by-step planning tool to make your food drive the best it can possibly be.

Step 3: Consider collecting funds as part of your food drive.

  • When you donate $1 to Community Food Share, we’re able to turn it into three meals! We will happily track donations and report the grand total upon completion of the drive.

Step 4: Promote your drive!

Step 5: Deliver your collected funds and food.

  • Read our donation delivery procedures to find out how to deliver your food and cash donations to our food bank!

Donation Delivery Procedures
An infographic explaining the various foods that are most needed at Community Food Share, including: nut butters, canned tuna & chicken, cereal & oatmeal, soup & stew, baby food & formula, pasta & canned sauce, beans (canned or dry), and canned vegetables. The image also notes that donations should avoid glass containers, high sodium products, artificial fruit juices, and other less healthy options whenever possible.

Promotional Tools

Don’t go it alone: we have a variety of marketing materials you can use for your fund and food drive, including our Foods to Donate poster, talking points, and logo files. Reach out to our team to get access to even more helpful materials, like email templates and infographics; to schedule a virtual presentation or in-person tour for five or less members of your team; or to receive a virtual tour video.

Promotional Tools
Brand Resources

Please note that donations made to Community Food Share are tax deductible as allowed by law. Questions about fund and food drives? Please contact:

Blair Middleton, Community Outreach Coordinator
bmiddleton@communityfoodshare.org
(303) 652-3663 ext. 219