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 2015

  1. Alameda Elementary School  3,780 lbs.
  2. Nancy Ryles Elementary School  3,398 lbs.
  3. Creative Science School  2,700 lbs.
  4. Laurelhurst Elementary School  2,380 lbs.
  5. Richmond Elementary School  2,150 lbs.
  6. Da Vinci Arts Middle School  2,110 lbs.
  7. Anonymous West  2,101 lbs.
  8. Rosemary Height School  1,818 lbs.
  9. Abernethy Elementary School  1,800 lbs.
  10. Anonymous PDX  1,652 lbs.

Donate online

Mail your donation:

Oregon Food Bank
7900 N.E. 33rd Drive,
Portland, OR 97211

Or donate by phone: