Thank you for your interest in coordinating a Food/Fund Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Please complete the following form and submit it before beginning your collection. Thank you!

Get Started by Registering Your Food or Fund Drive

What is a Fund Drive?

  • A “Fund Drive” is a fundraiser – an alternate, more flexible way to ensure your neighbors have access to the food they need
  • Fund Drives eliminate the time and cost of Food Bank staff to sort and redistribute collected food.
  • There are no heavy boxes of food to carry and deliver to the Food Bank.
  • Your donation goes further. For every $1 you donate through the virtual food drive towards food purchases and distribution, we are able to provide 3 meals.
  • Fund Drives are completely customizable for your company, group, or school, so you can have the same feeling of team effort as you would with a canned food drive.

What is a Food Drive?

  • A “Food Drive” is an event for collecting nonperishable food items to be redistributed to food insecure people in the community.
  • Some food drives collect all of their food in a singular place on a singular day, while others last for a period of days or weeks in which people can drop off collected food.
  • Food Drives offer a fun opportunity for people to gather for a common cause.
  • Food Drives collecting under 100 pounds of food will be connected to a local pantry or meal site for donation drop-off.
  • Food Drives collecting more than 500 pounds qualify for pick-up by a Food Bank Truck.
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