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Discover the Best 50 Locations to Organize Your Next Food Drive

When it comes to food drives, location is EVERYTHING. Food drives are communal events -- you need to go where the people are. As you can see from the extensive list below, however, there's no shortage of places where you could hold your food drive.

This first list has options for a food drive that will be held for a week or longer, where recurring guests can bring items.

  1. Library
  2. Gym
  3. School
  4. Daycare Center
  5. Place of Worship
  6. Grocery Store
  7. Convenience Store
  8. Popular Coffee Shop
  9. Firehouse
  10. Hospital
  11. Doctor's Office
  12. Veterinary Office
  13. Bank
  14. Farmers Market
  15. Movie Theater
  16. Shopping Mall
  17. YMCA/Community Center
  18. Pool
  19. Restaurant
  20. Social Club
  21. Theme Park
  22. Ice Rink
  23. Bowling Alley
  24. Car Wash
  25. Boardwalk


This second section is for food drives that occur only at a specific event. These types of food drives require a lot of notice and a great deal of publicity, because there are only one or two opportunities for people to remember to bring food.

  1. Graduation Ceremony
  2. Sporting Event/Tournament
  3. School Music Concert
  4. Holiday Pageant/Talent Show
  5. Dance Recital
  6. Play/Musical Performance
  7. Book Club Meeting
  8. Move-in at a college campus (ex: pick up your key, drop off a bag of food)
  9. Move-out day at a college campus
  10. Office Event/Party
  11. Block Party/BBQ
  12. Camp Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  13. First Day of School
  14. Parade
  15. Golf Outing
  16. Birthday Party
  17. Bingo
  18. Garage Sale
  19. Potluck Dinner
  20. Fashion Show
  21. 5Ks
  22. Carnival/Fair
  23. Film Screening
  24. Fireworks 
  25. Car Show


For more tips & tricks, check out our food drive toolkit!

Categories: Food Drive Tips