Each year, the Northshore Food Bank distributes over 1 million pounds of food to the residents of St. Tammany and Washington parishes. This year the Food Bank saw an increase of more than 110% in the number of individuals and families they serve due to COVID.
You can help the Northshore Food Bank’s fight to end hunger! Hosting a Food Drive is an easy way for you and your community to get involved.
From the Northshore Food Bank:
Food drives play a vital role in helping us to serve those in need in our community. You can make a major impact by organizing a food drive on our behalf.
About 1/3 of our yearly food collection comes from individual donations and community food drives.
The goal of food drives is to bring in as many non-perishable essential items as possible to help us fill our nutritionally sound “staple boxes” distributed to Food Bank participants. There are a number of resources we can offer to help organize your food drive and make it successful, such as:
- customizable electronic flyers you can print out and hang to promote your drive
- a “Most Needed” items list to share with your group so they can donate needed products
- large collection boxes and brown grocery bags to collect donated items
- we offer pick-up service for any collections too large to fit in a pick up truck
For more information on how to host a food drive or to request supplies or schedule a pick up, please contact Ginger Kunkle, Community Engagement Manager, at 985.327.0044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit northshorefoodbank.org to learn more and register to host your own Food Drive.
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