Host a Food & Fund Drive
Your Gift Helps Ensure No One Has to Miss a Meal
Throughout 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
We will provide you with the tools
To make your drive a success please consider reading our FAQ and using resources from our toolkit.
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.
Need help? Contact us
Questions? Contact Julie Greene, Corporate Engagement Coordinator at 651-209-7915 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Food & Fund Drive: Bethel University
The 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.
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.