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Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

How to Run a Food Drive

Thank you for hosting or considering hosting a food drive to help your Wakefield neighbors in need! Below are some tips to running a successful food drive. Please contact us for guidance and resources.

 Plan Ahead

  • When do you want to run a food drive?
  • What types of food do you want to collect?
  • Do you need any supplies?
  • Do you have boxes for collecting food?

Set A Goal

  • How much food do you want to collect?
  • Do groups, clients, or departments want to challenge each other?

Promote Your Food Drive

  • Make flyers and send emails with details.
  • Where can the food be dropped off?
  • What types of food can people donate? (See our list of most needed items)
  • When is the food driving happening?
  • Who is in charge?

Collect the Donation

  • How is the food going to get to the WIFP?

Tell Everyone About Your Success!

  • Take pictures and share with participants, the newspaper and the WIFP!
  • Write a follow up story that can be used with your photos. We can help with this too! Just email us with a request.