Food is vital to our mission of ending hunger. Help us acquire food by giving to a local food drive or holding one yourself.
It’s almost time for the largest one-day national food drive of the year. Helping your letter carrier “stamp out hunger” is easy – just leave your bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12, and your letter carrier will collect it for donation to your local food bank! Please be sure to check expiration dates and do not donate food items that have expired. No glass, please.
Food donations from caring community members are an essential part of fighting hunger in our community. We welcome food donations from individuals, commercial businesses, and farmers.
Access to nutritious food is vital for our neighbors who face hunger, and we ask that those donating food choose the most nutritious items available whenever possible. When making a food donation, please use the list below to determine what foods to donate.
Please note – food items donated through food drives should be non-perishable and non-expired. Please DO NOT donate home-made food, food in glass containers, or any food that has been opened or is unlabeled.
Many companies and organizations host food drives on behalf of the Food Bank and would be happy to collect your food items for donation. Some of them even offer some great incentives and discounts as their way of saying “Thank You” to those who contribute to their drives.
Additionally, the Food Bank has many community partners that gather food for us all year long. These are locations that you can drop your non-perishable, non-expired donations anytime.
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. Learn more about hosting your own Food or Fund Drive today.
Share your harvest with families and individuals struggling to put enough food on the table with produce from your own garden. When planning your garden in the spring, consider dedicating a row, or even an entire bed, to your neighbors in need. As you harvest your garden, you can also donate any excess produce that may otherwise go to waste. Many of our partner agencies accept produce donations throughout the season.
Are you a food retailer, manufacturer, or farmer who is interested in making a donation? Please contact our Director of Food Procurement, Vinnie Oakes.