Alerts

The Salvation Army Fresh For All distribution will be closed Thurs., 5/23. For food assistance please call the WHY Hunger Hotline at 1-800-5-HUNGRY or head to our more resources page for info.

Food and Fund Drives

Thanks to generous individuals, companies and groups, food drives generate more than one million pounds of food for Philabundance clients each year.

Maximize your impact by hosting a virtual food drive

By “shopping” in our virtual store as a team, you and your friends, family, and coworkers can collectively multiply the amount of food your usual donation can provide to those in need by contributing to the Philabundance food fund.

Donating to our food fund allows us to purchase what we need, when we need it. Our buying power enables us to purchase high quality items for a low price.

Not to mention, virtual food drives and online donation pages save us valuable resources, such as trucks, fuel and staff hours.

Stretch your dollar and maximize your impact: host a virtual food drive today!

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Host a traditional food drive

Brainstorm & Register Your Food Drive

How long will your food drive be? How will you engage your participants? Consider hosting an inner organization competition, offering incentives to those who donate (such as a VIP parking spot or a pass to wear jeans), or giving your food drive a theme.

Donation guidelines:

  • See our top 10 most needed items poster
  • Donations should be non-perishable, purchased recently, and in good condition. We cannot accept glass containers.
  • Due to short shelf life, please do not donate bakery items or bread.
  • We prefer items that are low in sugar/sodium and free of high fructose corn syrup.

Need help? See our food drive toolkit for more ideas.

Register Your Food Drive

Gather Your Materials & Host Your Food Drive

Marketing your food drive:
Download our logo, food drive poster, and top 10 most needed items graphic located under our resources and downloads section.

  • Please send all marketing materials you create with our name and/or logo to fooddrives@philabundance.org for review and approval before they are distributed.

Philabundance food drive boxes:

We strongly encourage you to use your own copy paper or moving boxes. Utilizing recycled boxes cuts down on waste and saves time! Our boxes weigh roughly 150 pounds when full and are often too tall for compact vehicles to transport.

Box Pickup Hours

We do offer Philabundance boxes for food drives collecting over 500 pounds. These are available for pickup during box pick-up hours:

North Philadelphia: Hours: 8:00AM – 1:00PM (Tuesday & Thursday)

South Philadelphia: Hours: 8:00AM – 1:00PM (Monday & Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:30PM (Tuesday & Thursday)

Donate Your Food Drive

Under 500 Pounds

We are happy to receive donations at either of our warehouse locations listed below. Please reach out to fooddrives@philabundance.org to schedule your drop-off.

>> For donations under 500 pounds and in Philadelphia, you can request a pickup through Food Connect. They will reach out within 48 hours.

>> Located outside of Philadelphia and unable to drop-off your donation? Use our Find Food Map to locate an agency near you.

Note: Please contact the agency before dropping off your donation to ensure they can accept your donation.

Over 500 Pounds

Schedule a pickup with our transportation team. Reach out to fooddrives@philabundance.org to request your pickup.

Please allow up to one week for our transportation team to schedule your pickup.

Note: Our transportation team cannot pick up donations from residential locations.

RESOURCES AND Downloads

Register Your Food Drive

Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger! After completing your registration please read through our Food Drive Toolkit and review our Top 10 Most Needed Items!