How to Get Started

When you run a Food & Fund Drive, you'll come to the aid of thousands of people in our community who live with the daily threat of hunger. Over the course of a year, we’ll serve more than 225,000 people — but we can't do it without you!

Ready to get started? It's easy as 1-2-3.

Here's all you need to do:

1 - Register

Start your Food & Fund Drive account by registering online. When you do, you can order barrels to collect food at your office, school, club or congregation. And we'll automatically create a donation webpage for your team so you can raise funds through your Virtual Online Drive.
When you register, you'll fill out your team information and set your goals — then your personalized webpage will track your progress.
Once your application is approved, you'll receive an email with login instructions to access your personalized team page.

2 - Spread the word

Once your registration is approved and your account is set, send everyone you know a link to your team's personalized giving page! For every $1 donated, we're able to distribute $6 worth of food. With your colleagues, friends and family all working together, you'll meet or exceed your Food & Fund Drive goals, and raise enough to provide hundreds or even thousands of meals.

3 - Let us help

What foods are needed most? How do I schedule a barrel delivery or pickup? What happens when my barrel fills up? How does the Virtual Online Drive work? Find answers to the most common Food & Fund Drive questions. FAQs >
Learn some of the top ideas for a successful drive, get a customizable poster, and see sample text for your emails to participants. Helpful Resources >

How does it all work?

  • Start by registering online.
  • When you register, you can enter your preferred barrel delivery and pickup dates. We set your delivery and pickup dates based on our drivers’ schedules, and then email you a confirmation so you'll know when to expect your barrels to arrive.
  • Spread the word and get people to fill up your barrel!
  • Our driver returns on your confirmed pickup date to collect your barrel. Back at the warehouse, we weigh the barrel, enter the weight in our database, and then update your totals on your team's webpage. Please allow 5-7 business days for this information to upload.
  • If your barrel starts to get full before your scheduled pickup date, please contact us to arrange a swap. It usually takes a few days for us to get to locations for swaps, so we ask that you contact us when the barrel is 2/3 full.
  • Any financial donations made through your team's webpage will be reflected in your totals within five minutes. Donations received by mail will be reflected within five business days of receipt.