1 in 5 New Yorkers relies on soup kitchens and food pantries for their next meal, but many of these charities struggle to keep up with the need. You can help by organizing a food drive in your apartment building. When you Give Where You Live, you build up your local community, set an example of leadership for our children, and make a tangible impact in our fight to end hunger.

GETTING YOUR FOOD DRIVE STARTED IS EASY!

Choose your start and end dates for your food drive. We recommend running a drive for at least 2 weeks.

Set up a sturdy collection bin and food drive posters in a high traffic area. Download posters and materials below.

Spread the word to all your neighbors. Download our toolkit below for creative ideas to get people involved!

GeT Your Food Drive Toolkit

Learn helpful tips on how to make your food drive a success.

Print + Personalize Food Drive Posters

Keep these signs near your collection bin – includes a list of preferred items for donation.

Register to have your bins picked up

Pick-up is ONLY available for those who have collected 400lbs of food or more.

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