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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 
August 2014

  1. Anonymous West 5050 lbs.
  2. Wee Bee Gardening 3958 lbs.
  3. Bruce & Andrea Jones 3679 lbs.
  4. Anonymous Metro 2067 lbs.
  5. Beaverton Police 1887 lbs.
  6. Anthony Barber 1776 lbs.
  7. Comcast Cable 1590 lbs.
  8. Columbia River Corrections 1483 lbs.
  9. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland 1478 lbs.
  10. IRS Call Center 1323 lbs.

Donate online

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

or by phone:
503-853-8727