Host a Food Drive

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Food drives are a big part of what we do. They are the source for much of the more than eight million pounds of food we distribute each year. The best part? Food Drives are simple, fun, and a rewarding experience. We offer many free tools to help make your successful. Complete the quick registration form linked below for access to our official food drive boxes, large color posters, and pickup service.

In need of boxes and pickup service? Register Your Food Drive 

Get prepared! Food Drive Checklist for a Successful Drive

FREE Poster! Download a food drive poster

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The 5th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive February – May

The 5th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive brings together all levels of state and local elected officials in an attempt to gather much needed pet food donations for struggling Nassau and Suffolk County families. Our Current Participants

Assemblyman McDonough
Assemblyman Montesano                                                                                                                                                 Assemblyman Murray
Assemblyman Saladino                                                                                                                                                     Assemblywoman Schimel
Assemblywoman Solages                                                                                                                                   Legislator Anker                                                                                                                                                                 Legislator Browning
Legislator Cilmi
Legislator D’Amaro
Legislator Kennedy                                                                                                                                                 Legislator Lindsay
Legislator McCaffrey                                                                                                                                                 Legislator Trotta
Senator Boyle
Senator Flanagan                                                                                                                                                               Senator Venditto                                                                                                                                                                 Town of Hempstead Supervisor Santino


The Annual Spring Food Drive – March 1st through June 30th

Help keep the food bank stocked and ready to meet the summer demand by participating in the Annual Spring Food Drive. The primary focus is to involve schools in community service by hosting a food drive. If your school or district is interested in participating please complete the registration form.

HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF COLLECTING 100,000 HEALTHY MEALS!!!!! Donate items with less sugar, less fat, more fiber, and more protein!


  • High School Students 13yrs old & up

Host a “Stuff a Truck” event in coordination with the athletic department or school clubs!  Have members dedicate a few hours on a weekend to collecting donations in front of a local supermarket

  • Middle School Students 10yrs & up

Pick a department (social studies?) and have the students use classroom knowledge to decorate posters for distribution around the school. Whichever class gets the most votes (in cans of food) gets extra recess time or lunch time

  • Elementary Schools & Preschools 4yrs & up

Color coordinate! Pick a different color food to donate by classroom. Incorporate all the food groups and see how creative the students can get by using colors and the food groups! For 3rd graders and up, use cans and boxes to create structures!

  • All Grades

Ask attendees of talent shows, band concerts, and theatre performances to bring donations of food. If possible add a raffle for a free ticket or a school tee shirt as a prize for donations!

Ask students to bring in donations as extra credit!

  • Do You Have An Idea? We’d Love to Hear About It!