Doing a food drive takes time and planning.
1. Determine the purpose for the food drive. For example is it a Holiday Food Drive, Back to School Food Drive or a Summer Food Drive. This helps what types of volunteers you will want to recruit and how you will advertise the event.
2. Contact Food for Thought for they can tell you what they are most in need of and possibly supply ideas for volunteers and food drop off locations.
3. Advertising is critical for your upcoming food drive. Contact local schools and business by supplying flyers for the business and for students. Advertising in the local paper and radio stations allows all sectors of the public to be aware of the up-coming food drive.
4. Be sure to have acceptable transportation if the food drive will not be held at the Food For Thought warehouse. Contact Food for Thought for information for trucks to transport the donated food or information for volunteers that have transportation capable of carrying large amounts of food.