Host a Food Drive

Cobra car is parked next to food collection barrels

Encourage others to fight hunger!

Host a Food Drive at your work, school, congregation or event!

The food collected provides a greater variety of groceries for the community members we serve and is a tangible way for donors to visualize their impact.

Are you ready to hold a food drive? Learn more by reading the frequently asked questions below.

Food Drive FAQ

We recommend donating healthy, nonperishable food that you would like to eat! Here’s a list of our most needed items:

  • Canned tuna and chicken in water
  • Beans and lentils (dry or canned)
  • Rice
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Whole wheat/grain pasta
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Canned tomato products
  • Hearty low-sodium soups
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Nonperishable ready-to-eat meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)

Download a Food Drive Shopping List (PDF) ›

Please note: The Food Bank cannot accept glass containers, food one year past its ‘best by’ date, open or partially-used products, alcohol or food without nutrition labels.

Do not put cash or checks in the collection bins! Please give monetary gifts to Food Bank staff or mail checks to 4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520.

We recommend using boxes or bags you have on hand to collect and transport food.

We are happy to provide barrels for large-scale food drives. Please schedule a time to pick up your barrel by contacting the Food and Fund Drive Coordinator at [email protected] or call 925-849-8363.

You can drop off food at either Food Bank warehouse during these hours:

Concord Warehouse
4010 Nelson Ave.
Concord, CA 94520

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fairfield Warehouse
2370 N Watney Way
Fairfield, CA 94533

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-3:30 pm
Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

If you collect more than 100 food items, please contact us to schedule a pickup, if needed.

That’s great, it means your drive is going really well! Please email the Food and Fund Drive Coordinator at [email protected] or call 925-849-8363 to schedule a pickup within 10 business days. We appreciate your patience when it might take a little longer, especially during the busy holiday season.

We will weigh your food and send a letter or email with the total pounds collected.

Questions? Please email the Food and Fund Drive Coordinator at [email protected] or call 925-849-8363.