How to Organize

Planning a food drive to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank?

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Plan Ahead

When planning your food drive, do your best to plan ahead. Ask yourself these questions: When do you want to run your food drive, and for how long? What kind of supplies will you need (posters, collection bins, etc.)?

Set a Goal

Set a goal for how much food you’d like to collect. Think about challenging your food drive participants with a “healthy” competition. You can also provide a theme like "Feed the Hungry Children" or "Help End Child Hunger."

Promote and Advertise

Promote your food drive with flyers, emails, posters, social media postings, etc. Be sure to include when the food drive is taking place, what kind of food can be donated and where the food should be dropped off.

We can help!

Contact the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help support your food drive. We can provide; posters, collection bins and we are available to pick-up most donations. Download our toolkit for tips to ensure your food drive is a success.

Harrisburg Warehouse

3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109

717.564.1700

717.561.4636 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Williamsport Warehouse

3301 Wahoo Drive

Williamsport, PA 17701

570.321.8023

570.321.8024 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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