Host a Food Drive
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 year-round items:
- Peanut butter
- Canned tuna and chicken (in water)
- Boxed macaroni and cheese
- Shelf stable milk
- Beans/lentils (dry or canned)
- Whole grain cereals/crackers
- Whole wheat/grain pasta
- Canned soups/vegetables/tomato products (low sodium, easy open)
- Canned fruits (in juice)
- 100% Fruit juice (cartons or small boxes only)
- Nonperishable ready-to-eat meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
Holiday Food List (no glass, please!):
- Macaroni noodles
- Mashed potato flakes
- Gravy mix (powdered)
- Canned sweet potatoes
- Canned green beans
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Cranberry sauce
- Stuffing mix
- Pinto beans (dry)
- Cornbread mix
- Gelatin (strawberry or lime)
- Cooking oil
- Cinnamon (ground)
- Chicken stock
- Scalloped potato (boxed)
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.
You can drop off food at either Food Bank warehouse during these hours:
4010 Nelson Ave.
Concord, CA 94520
Monday-Thursday: 7 am-7 pm
Friday-Sunday: 8 am-2 pm
2370 N Watney Way
Fairfield, CA 94533
Monday-Friday: 7 am-3:30 pm
Saturday: 8 am-2 pm
If you collect more than 100 food items, please contact us to schedule a pickup, if needed.
We will weigh your food and send a letter or email with the total pounds collected.