Food and Fund Drives are a great way to get your company, organization, or group involved in the fight against hunger throughout northern Nevada and northeast California.
Thank you so much for your interest in hosting a food drive on our behalf during this time. To be the most efficient and maximize your donation, we are still encouraging people to host a virtual food drive to raise funds for us to secure the food we need. If you do wish to do a traditional food drive, please note that due to limited resources, we are scheduling barrel pick ups for full barrels only. To help you reach the full barrel goal, you can extend your food drive or drop your donations at any one of these year round locations. If you are interested in starting your own Virtual or traditional Food Drive, please complete the Food Drive Form, and make your selections on the form.
Each month, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps to feed more than 106,000 neighbors in need in our community, and food and monetary gifts donated by caring community members are a vital part of making that happen.
Food & Fund Drives have played an important role in collecting donations for food banks like Food Bank of Northern Nevada for decades. However, traditional food drives are changing as food pantries and other Food Bank partners continue to seek out fresh, more nutritious food for our neighbors facing hunger.
That’s where the Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive comes in.
When you host a Virtual Food Drive for Food Bank of Northern Nevada, you are transforming $1 into 3 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. Better yet, your Virtual Drive will help put fresh foods including produce, dairy and meat, on the tables of those who need it most. The impact is incredible!
Every dollar and every pound of food count, so whether you choose to host a Virtual Food & Fund Drive or want to go the more traditional route, your drive will help us feed those in need right here in our community.
Whether you decide to host a Virtual or Traditional Food & Fund Drive, the first step is the same.
Complete the Food Drive Form to get started, and we’ll be in touch shortly.
equals 3 meals for our neighbors in need.
Most food drives are between
The average food drive collects
The most successful food drives include
Stews, Soups, Spaghetti/Ravioli (Low-Sodium Preferred)
Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Dried or Canned Beans
Whole Grain Cereal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Pasta
Canned (No Salt Added and/or Low-Sodium Preferred)
Canned (in 100% Juice or Light Syrup), Dried Fruit, Applesauce (No Sugar Added), 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
Shelf Stable Milk
Formula, Infant Cereal, Baby Food, Granola Bars, Popcorn, Crackers
Contact Jessica Vela (331-3663 x156), Events & Food Drives Coordinator.