Host a Food & Fund Drive

Your Gift Helps Ensure No One Has to Miss a Meal

Food & Fund Drive 2016: summer food for kidsThroughout the year, many Minnesota children face food insecurity. In fact, one in six children lives with daily hunger. More than 38 percent of K-12 students in Minnesota rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year, leaving these children in need of replacements over the summer break.

By hosting a Summer Food and Fund Drive, you are helping to ensure that more children in Minnesota receive the nutritious food they need to grow and succeed. Whether it’s a regular or virtual drive, we’ll provide you with all the tools you need.

Two ways to host a Food & Fund Drive

  1. Regular Food Drive:Food Drive

    Collect non-perishable food donations and monetary donations at your place of work, church, school or other organization.

  2. Register for a Regular Food Drive

  1. Virtual Food Drive:Virtual Food and Fund Drive

    For greater convenience, create a virtual food drive using our simple online tool. Donors can "shop" online for food products to make a donation.

  2. Register for a Virtual Drive

We will provide you with the tools

To make your drive a success please consider reading our FAQ and using resources from our toolkit.

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Want to donate to an existing virtual Food & Fund Drive?

To donate to an existing virtual drive, search for your organization, family member or friend’s drive.

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Questions? Contact Julie Greene, Corporate Engagement Coordinator at 651-209-7915 or via email at

Featured Food & Fund Drive: Bethel University

sodexo bethel 180x180The fun thing about hosting a food and fund drive is the creative ways individuals, corporations and groups manage to raise money and food to help those in need. But the students at Bethel University came up with a unique way to do this on a budget, working with Bethel’s food service provider, Sodexo.

We as students wanted to give back to the community but the resources we have to freely give are few. Sodexo provided us a great opportunity to donate money from our meal plans which proved to be very effective as students were eager to donate, knowing that their money was going towards good cause.
Taji Onesirosan, Student Body Vice-President, Bethel University

When the drive was over, the students worked with Bob Schuchardt, Sodexo General Manager at Bethel University, to acquire over 3,600 pounds of food including tuna, pasta, tomato paste and vegetable oil. Thank you Bethel University students and Sodexo for this partnership, and for providing over 3,000 meals for hungry individuals in our service area.

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