Host a Donation Drive
You can support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) by hosting a donation drive. All types of items are in great need year-round.
How do I begin?
SFBFS can provide you with collection barrels as well as delivery and pick up service for donation drives that collect over 300 pounds of food or other donations.
Each of our 55 gallon durable blue plastic barrels are 38” tall and 24” diameter, take up as much room as two people standing together and can hold up to 350 pounds. SFBFS provides labled, drive-specific labels and welcome the personalization of the barrels through non-permanent decorations. SFBFS can also provide countertop collection boxes for monetary contributions.
What do I collect?
A variety of items are needed to support programs. Check out the following wish lists for inspiration.
How do the items get to SFBFS?
SFBFS can deliver all of your containers to one location, or to various sites of your choice. We typically deliver/pick up collection containers weekdays during our normal business hours (7:30 am to 4:00 pm). Please note that pickup and delivery service is limited during the holiday season. You can also drop off your collected goods at SFBFS during business hours.
How long should the drive last?
Some of our supporters have drives as short as one day or even a few hours for special events. Some choose a limited duration to host collection containers, such as two weeks or a few months. Still others maintain one barrel or cash box at their location on an ongoing basis. The duration of each drive is completely up to the host. For locations hosting drives two weeks or longer, SFBFS can swap out full barrels or cash boxes for empty containers anytime during your drive.
2013 Donation Drive Schedule
For questions regarding donation drives, please contact Tarah Frost, Donation Drive Coordinator, at
Virttual Food Drive and Personal Fundraisers
Start a Virtual Food Drive fundraising page and raise money to provide fresh produce through the Food program or host a personal fundraising event.
For questions regarding fundraising events, please contact Shauna Ross, Development Diretor, at