Food is vital to our mission of ending hunger. Help us acquire food by giving to a local food drive or holding one yourself.
Fight hunger in our community while getting rid of those overdue library fines. Through the month of April. the Washoe County Library will host their semi-annual Food for Fines Food Drive. Bring your non-perishable food donation to any Washoe County Library location. Patrons are asked to bring one food item for each overdue item or fine. Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.
The nation’s largest one-day food drive is back for its 27th year. Donating to this annual food drive is as easy as a taking a trip to your mailbox. Simply put your donation of non-perishable, non-expired food items out by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 11, and your Letter Carrier will collect it.
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.