Most Commonly Needed Items
Low sodium, low sugar and whole grain items prefered
- Peanut or other nut butters
- Chicken broth
- Canned tuna and chicken
- Canned fruit in light syrup
- Canned veggies
- Canned soups, stews, and chili
- Beans, canned or dried
- Boxed mac & cheese
- Pasta, rice, and quinoa
- Pasta sauce
- Baby food and formula
- Shelf-stable milk (rice, almond, soy)
- Cereal, oatmeal, and granola
Getting Your Food to the Food Bank
Congratulations! You held a food drive! Now we need to get the donations to your local food bank. Follow the instructions below for next steps:
You can bring your food donations to any food bank or pantry. Not sure where the closest food bank is? Try searching on Feeding America or FoodPantries.org. Still not sure where to bring your food? Email [email protected] and we can recommend a local food pantry.
The food bank will provide you with a weight receipt, which you should send back with our Food Drive Donation Weight Receipt Form. Send us your weight receipt and pictures of your food drive, and you'll receive a free Move For Hunger T-Shirt!
I Collected More Than 25 Full Boxes/Bins of Food:
That’s awesome - we can help you get it to the food bank! Fill out this form to get your food picked up. Please keep in mind that our partners are volunteers who assist with these pickups around their regularly scheduled jobs, so we try to give them a 30-day window to pick up food donations.
If you would rather bring the donations to the food bank yourself, please let us know and we can suggest one in your area. The food bank will provide you with a weight receipt, which you should send back with our Food Drive Donation Weight Receipt Form.
*Please note: While we are in most locations, we aren’t everywhere (yet). But we’ll do our best to help you out!
Officially end the food drive by thanking everyone who donated and sharing the results. Photos are a great way to show everyone how much food you collected, so make sure you take a picture with all of your donations! Post the photo on social media, or attach it to an email to thank everyone for their help.
After we receive the Food Drive Donation Form from you, we will be able to send you a certificate to officially recognize your contribution to our fight to end hunger.
Move For Hunger provides flyers & best practices to help you host a great food drive! Depending on how much food you collect, we may also be able to have a local moving company deliver your donations to the food bank as well.
We do not provide bins or boxes. In an effort to be more sustainable, we encourage people to reuse any boxes they might have laying around. You can also ask for free boxes at your local grocery store. Feel free to decorate them to your heart’s content. Seriously, go bananas and send photos.
Move For Hunger accepts unopened, non-perishable items only. Please avoid expired food or food in glass containers. Even though your aunt might make the best jam in town we, unfortunately, cannot accept it unless it was purchased from a store and is still sealed. Check out our Most Commonly Needed Items list to give you some additional ideas!
If you collect five (5) or more full boxes of non-perishable food donations, and as long as we have a transportation volunteer in your area, we will schedule a pick up of your donations and deliver them to your local food bank! Please note that the transportation volunteers assist with these pickups in between their regularly scheduled jobs. We try to give them a 30-day window to pick up food donations.
If you collect less than five (5) full boxes of food, we will suggest a local food bank or pantry that you can personally deliver the donations to.