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Virtual Food Drive

Virtual Food Drive

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano encourages you to help hungry people in your community by donating through our Virtual Food Drive. To meet the rapidly increasing demand for food assistance, the Food Bank supplements the donated food we receive with purchases of many shelf-stable items. Through the Virtual Food Drive – an Internet-based technology – you will be able to make your monetary donations go directly to the purchase and distribution of highly nutritious food as well as other grocery products that our member agencies request most, but, unfortunately are usually not donated in sufficient quantities.

Why use the Virtual Food Drive?

Speed and Impact! The answer is simple – to get more meals on the tables of hungry people faster and with less expense than through traditional food collection drives. Fight hunger with a click from your computer. No trips to the store for nonperishables. No lifting, carting, bagging, re-bagging, transporting to collection location — you get the picture! You shop the amount you wish to donate from your computer and proceed to checkout. It’s convenient, easy and secure.

Virtual Food Drive donations are tax deductible, easy to figure out at tax time, and receipts are instantaneous. Not to mention that you don’t have to make an extra trip to the store to participate in a food drive! It’s win-win-win-win!

What is a Virtual Food Drive?

Food drives are a wonderful way to get much-needed food to hungry men, women, and children. Your company, organization, club or faith group can organize a Virtual Food Drive with fun, point-and-click simplicity—just like online shopping. No longer do you have to haul sacks of food to the office. With the Virtual Food Drive, you can set up easy-to-judge giving competitions between departments, divisions, locations, or individuals.  Start donating with the Virtual Food Drive here!

Top 5 Reasons to Host a Virtual Food Drive:

  1. Convenient; it eliminates grocery shopping and carrying grocery items to the workplace.
  2. It is easily manageable for companies with multi-sites and/or multi-city locations.
  3. Fun and interactive; it is creatively designed with colorful click-and-drag food icons.
  4. It allows the Food Bank to buy in-demand food items wholesale and in bulk.
  5. 96 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food programs.

If you’d like to host your very own Virtual Food Drive, fill out the form below so we can set up a personalized drive and contact you with more details.

Sign Up to Host a Virtual Food Drive

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If you have questions, please contact Patty McDowell at (925) 676-7543 extension 243 or