Food/Fund Drive Kit

Getting Started

Thank you so much for helping your neighbors and our food bank. The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s operates on a shoestring budget so we rely on, and appreciate, the volunteers in our community who contribute thousands of hours of service to help make our work possible. Many groups and individuals like to support us with a food and fund drive – here are suggestions to help make your drive successful and fun:

1. Set a Goal
Will you collect food or funds – or both? How many potential participants will you have? How much can you reasonably expect from each participant?

2. Make it easy!
On the following pages we’ve put together a checklist and some ideas for your event. The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s can provide barrels and signs you can use to promote the event and collect food.

Please call the office in advance to reserve materials (206.324.7100 x23). Of course, any boxes or barrels can be used for food collection and transportation.

As we have a small staff and daily scheduled food pickups, whenever possible, we ask you to pick up and drop off materials at the food bank. Thanks!

Drop off times for donations of food: Monday – Saturday: 8am-3pm

3. Make it fun!
We’ve shared some great ideas from volunteers who have come up with creative and fun ways to get people involved and bring in more food and funds!

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