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Food Drive

One Less Hungry Family Because of You!​


How would you like to boost the morale of your business, school, group, or club and help the CAPSBC Food Bank feed the hungry of San Bernardino at the same time?  A food drive is just the ticket.

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Tips for a Successful Food/Drive


Plan Ahead:

  • Get other people, particularly senior management, administrators, organization officers, teachers, friends and/or neighbors committed to the drive.

  • Choose a theme or name for your drive (for example: "Tons of Tuna," "Oodles of Noodles," "Halloween Trick or Trunk").

  • Set a goal for how many pounds of food, how many cans or the dollar amount you will collect.


Promote the Drive:

  • Schedule a fun kick-off event.

  • Educate your group about the issue of hunger.

  • Decorate a container to hold donated food.

  • Place posters and flyers in highly visible places.

  • Distribute memos or send letters to parents, neighbors, area businesses, etc.

  • Include flyers with employee paychecks.

  • Set up a collection schedule to collect certain types of food on specific days or during designated weeks.

  • Provide each person with a bag to fill with food.

  • Issue reminders throughout the drive


Make it Fun:

  • Encourage friendly competition between departments, offices, classes, etc.

  • Challenge a rival company or school.

  • Conduct a raffle for prizes.

  • Offer Incentives such as stickers, pins and office dress-down days.

  • Reward groups and individuals who collect the most food.


Thank the Participants:

  • Certificates of appreciation.

  • Thank you cards or letters.

  • Throw a party to celebrate your successful food drive.

For more information, contact us:

CAPSBC FOOD BANK (909) 723-1581

Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or


696 S. Tippecanoe Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607

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