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Hunger Knows No Season

Teachers, Need some ideas for holding a food drive?

Kindergarten -2nd grade

Primary, intermediate and secondary levels

9-12th grades

Tips on How to Run A Food Drive

While the way you decide to conduct your food drive is completely up to you, most coordinators follow these basic steps:

  1. Set a goal. Setting a goal is a good way to motivate your donors and it provides a sense of accomplishment at the end of your drive.
  2. Decide on the dates, locations, and supplies needed for your drive. First, decide on dates for your food drive. Food drives can run as little as two hours or for up to two months. The average drive is usually about 2 to 3 weeks.
  3. Promote your drive to the prospective participants. Get creative! Compete against classrooms, add competition to your homecoming, challenge your teachers, plan an event, collect food or cash from your neighbors and friends.
  4. Start collecting food and money!
  5. Schedule pick up two weeks in advance. Contact HomeFront by completing and submitting the participation form.Click here to download.

Most Needed Food: Protein, Cereals, Boxed Juices

Please, no jumbo cans!




  • Just 1 in 6 eligible kids get free summer meals.
  • More than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger. That's nearly 1 in 4.
  • 5.5 million kids in America live in poverty.
  • 19 million kids get a free or reduced-price school lunch on an average school day.


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