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Food Drives

1 in 6 residents of Galveston County face food insecurities daily. 

YOU can make a difference for a neighbor in need. 

 

Host a Food or Fund Drive!
 
Contact Julie Morreale at Julie@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

 

Join us in leading the fight to end hunger in Galveston County, because no one should go hungry. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food Drives

Anyone that wants to help end hunger can host a food drive. Individuals, families, groups, clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, schools, etc…

We accept all types of nonperishable food items that are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration.

Dry goods such as: rice, beans, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, etc…

Canned goods such as soups, vegetables, tuna, chicken, beans, etc… 

Yes, we also accept personal hygiene items such as;

  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • laundry soap
  • bath soap
  • shampoo
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • diapers
  • etc…
  • Open packages
  • homemade food items
  • perishable foods that require refrigeration
  • items with expired dates
  • items that are dented or damaged. 
  • Designate a coordinator to oversee the food drive.
  • Select a Goal for how much food you’d like to collect.
  • Select Dates you’d like to run your food drive.
  • Choose Your Location for collecting items, high-traffic area that are secure.
  • Register with GCFB by submitting a completed Food & Fund Drive participation form. 
  • Promote Your Drive to inform others of your event through letters, email, flyers, and website.  

 

Download the Food & Fund Drive packet

Create a theme:

  • Breakfast Items: cereal, oatmeal, cereal bars, instant breakfast, pancake mix, etc.
  • Kids Favorites: juices, peanut butter, granola bars, macaroni & cheese, Chef Boyardee, cereal
  • Dinner Time: Pastas, Marinara sauce, canned meats like chicken or tuna, “Meals-in-a-box” such as Tuna Helper, Betty Crocker Helper Complete Meals, etc.
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Encourage your group to bring in a brown bag lunch and donate the money they would have spent on the lunch out.

Make it a competition:

Use some friendly competition to get your group even more motivated to give. Create teams between classrooms, departments, groups, floors, etc. to see who collects the most food. Make sure the “winners” receive special recognition for their contribution.

Company match:

Inquire if your company can match your food donation to the Galveston County Food Bank by setting up a dollar amount donated per pound of food collected. Contact your company’s Human Resources Department about a financial match program.

 

 

Share your food drive through social media, newsletters, bulletins, announcements, flyers, memos, e-blasts, and posters.

There is a high resolution official GCFB logo on this page available for download. Please included our logo on any marketing materials you make for your food drive event. For more tips on creating marketing materials download the Food & Fund Drive packet.

We’d love to support your event! Make sure to share your flyers with us, so we can promote your event on our social media platforms as well. 

Make sure to tag us on social media!

Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn – @galvestoncountyfoodbank

Twitter – @GalCoFoodBank

#GCFB

#galvestoncountyfoodbank

Publicity is the key to a successful drive! 

Fund Drives

A fund drive is where you collect monetary donations to gift to the food bank to help support the many programs aimed at providing food to those in need. 

Both money and food greatly help support our mission to lead the fight to end hunger. With GCFB being a member of Feeding America and Feeding Texas, our buying power allows us to provide 4 meals for every $1, which gives us the ability to purchase more food than individuals can going to the grocery store.

Money can be collected as cash, check or online at our webstie, www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

For cash, if individuals giving cash would like to receive a tax deductible receipt, please include their full name, mailing address, email and phone number with the cash amount.

For checks, please make payable to Galveston County Food Bank. Note your organization/group name on the bottom left of the check, so your event will get credit. See Food & Fund Drive packet for example.

For online, when you submit your completed Food & Fund Drive inform us that you’d like to encourage online donations and a special tab can be added to the drop down menu, so your food drive event will get credit for the monetary online donation.

It’s easy to start an online fundraiser by visiting our JustGiving page here Customize the page, set a goal and then share the link to your online fundraising page by email or on facebook and twitter to spread the word. 

Please make sure to tag us on social media.

Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn – @galvestoncountyfoodbank

Twitter – @GalCoFoodBank

#GCFB

#galvestoncountyfoodbank

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