Virtual Food Drive
Have you always wanted to donate food to Emergency Food Bank but don’t have the time to drop off the donation? Or don’t have time to shop at the supermarket for food items. We have made it convenient for donors to be able to donate healthy nutritious items without going to the store or even stopping by our agency. With the click of a button you are instantly able to donate healthy food items through our Virtual Food Drive!
What is a “Virtual Food Drive” you may ask? Well it’s a way for you the donor to help us assist families, children and seniors in need with healthy food commodities at minimal cost to you and to us! Simply choose the amount food bags you would like to donate, $5, $10, $20, go to our Donate Today tab and simply check-out with your credit card. It's that simple! We can stretch every $1 you are able to donate to $5 worth of food. Our bulk buying power allows us to purchase healthy and nutritious food items that many families, children and seniors need! All virtual food drive donations are used to obtain and distribute nutritious food.
The Emergency Food Bank and Family Services serves hundreds of
families, children and seniors on a daily basis through the Food
Banks main pantry and its many satellite pantries throughout San
Joaquin County. To meet the increasing demand for food assistance,
the Food Bank supplements the donated food we receive with the
purchase of various shelf-stable items, many of which are
nutritionally-dense and healthy!
The Emergency Food Bank and Family Services serves hundreds of families, children and seniors on a daily basis through the Food Banks main pantry and its many satellite pantries throughout San Joaquin County. To meet the increasing demand for food assistance, the Food Bank supplements the donated food we receive with the purchase of various shelf-stable items, many of which are nutritionally-dense and healthy!
What does my monetary donation purchase?
The Food Bank purchases many of its supplemental food items at whole-sale costs from many local food distributors. Some of the items in the Virtual Food Drive bags include:
Peanut Butter, Low-sugar Cereal, Canned Tuna, Soup, Whole-grain Bread, Rice or Beans, Eggs, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - Included in each Food Bag!
Typically these items would be in a $5 bag, and the more you donate, the more items we can provide our families and seniors!
How does it work?
Simply choose the monetary amount you would like to purchase, $5, $10, $20. The more you donate the more we are able to purchase the items needed to fill a bag. This program allows your tax-deductible donation to go towards purchasing grocery bag(s) filled with nutritious food items. Once you’ve selected the amount of grocery bags you would like to donate, proceed to the Donate Today tab and pay with your credit card. It's that easy!
The Virtual Food Drive allows you to leverage more food for your donation and is convenient, easy to use and saves on time! For more information, contact Federico Navarro, 464-7369.
Food Drive Ideas
Here you can download several different flyers and suggestions for successful Food Drive ideas.