Food Drives

Anyone can host a food or fund drive.

Each drive can be customized to your organization’s abilities, whether you’re a large corporation or a small church group. Whether you raise funds online or collect food for your local pantry, you will make a difference!

Everyone can make a difference in the fight against hunger in Maine

  • Food Drives are a great way to collect a variety of in-demand foods for your local food pantry. No donation is too small and every food gift is welcome.
  • You may also want to consider an even more efficient way to support our network of hunger relief agencies – raising funds. With food banking your dollars will be multiplied. A gift of $100 provides 400 meals – enough to help feed 1 individual for more than 4 months. Our Virtual Food Drive tool makes fundraising easy!

Virtual Food Drives

Now you can easily organize a fundraiser to support Good Shepherd Food Bank right from your computer! Share your Virtual Food Drive with family and friends to help raise critical funds needed to feed families struggling with hunger throughout our state.

Anyone Can Create a Virtual Food Drive

Each drive can be custom-made to fit your goals, whether it’s hosted by you, your company or a school or church group. You set the fundraising goal and find creative ways to share your Virtual Food Drive. Good Shepherd Food Bank tracks your progress and puts your donations to use by feeding our neighbors in need.

  • The virtual drive allows us to lower our costs because there are no transportation costs or volunteer hours needed.
  • It saves you the inconvenience of organizing an in-person event and moving heavy boxes.
  • The Food Bank can use the donations to purchase foods that traditional food drives do not bring in, such as perishable items like fresh produce.

 

For more information about hosting a Food Drive – either in-person or online – please contact Julie Guerette jguerette@gsfb.org

What does a Virtual Food Drive look like?

Select items in the various categories

Select from packaged groceries, fresh produce, eggs, meat, and dairy

Click on the category to see items

You can shop for items like you would at the grocery store

Click on the items for a total

On the right of the webpage, a total will generate as you select food

Head to the checkout and pay

Use our secure credit card payment page to make your contribution

Share your virtual food drive on social media

Have your friends and family participate by sharing your unique URL