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The Ultimate Food Drive


Give the ultimate gift by holding the ultimate food drive. 

Simply follow these six easy steps:

1. Identify a reasonable goal. Consider how long you'll run the drive and how many people you expect to participate.

2. Decide how you will collect the donated food. Depending on  the size of your drive, bags and/or boxes work well. You can gather your own materials or pick up a barrel at one of our warehouses. Get directions.

3. Decide what materials you'll need. Create you own materials  and/or request supplies such as posters, donor envelopes, and fact sheets. Request supplies.

4.  Spread the word about your food drive.
         - Notify OFB about your drive. 
         - If the event is open to the public, post it on our calendar.

5. Keep enthusiasm high! Send out e-mails to participants, hold a contest, etc. See our list of ideas.

6. Deliver the food yourself to one of our drop-off locations once the drive is complete.

Thank you! In addition to your food donations, you'll be saving OFB transportation costs & staff time.

Top 10 food drives 
March 2014

  1. Nancy Ryles Elementary
    3367 pounds
  2. Creative Science School
    3225 pounds
  3. Alameda Elementary
    2574 pounds
  4. James John Elementary
    1819 pounds
  5. Urban Gleaners
    1737 pounds
  6. Richmond Elementary
    1714 pounds
  7. Abernethy Elementary
    1700 pounds
  8. St. Thomas More School
    1651 pounds
  9. Mt. Tabor Middle School
    1493 pounds
  10. Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1472 pounds

Donate online

by mail:
Oregon Food Bank
P.O. Box 55370
Portland, OR 97238

or by phone:
503-853-8727