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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 
July 2014

  1. Daimler Trucks North America: 29,407 Lbs.
  2. Anonymous West: 4,404 Lbs.
  3. Providence Health & Services (4400 bldg.): 3,430 Lbs.
  4. Anonymous: 2858 Lbs.
  5. Columbia River Correctional Inst.: 1,204 Lbs.
  6. Conscious Alliance: 1,118 Lbs.
  7. Wee Bee Gardening: 936 Lbs.
  8. Playdate PDX: 796 Lbs.
  9. Melvin Mark Brokerage Company: 673 Lbs.
  10. Bonneville Power Admin.  585 Lbs.

Donate online

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

or by phone:
503-853-8727