Yolo Food Bank now offers two ways to directly impact your neighbors in Yolo County: Purchasing needed products directly through our newly created Virtual Food Drive or hosting an old fashioned Food & Fund Drive of your own.
Food & Fund drives are a great way for organizations, schools, businesses, and faith-based groups to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Yolo County while supporting the community. They provide nutritious food for Yolo Food Bank programs and offer a fun way to make a difference.
Hosting a Food & Fund Drive is easy and Yolo Food Bank wants to make sure that you have all of the resources, supplies, and information that you will need to be successful!
Organize your group, company, school, organization, etc. and assign a contact person to be the liaison between the group and the Yolo Food Bank.
Food & Fund Drive Kit/Common Questions
Once you establish a contact, download your Food and Fund Drive Kit to answer any questions you may have or give you ideas to be successful!
Ready, Set, Goal
Set a goal for your food drive or surpass a previous mark so that your group is working toward a common objective.
Location, location, location
Will your food drive be open to the public? Where can participants drop off food donations? What are the drop off hours?
Food & Fund Drive Registration Form
You will need to fill out the Food & Fund Drive Registration Form (final page of the packet) and return it to Josh Ellis - Volunteer and Food Drive Coordinator to get started.
Spread the Word and Get Creative
Have fun with your food and fund drive with creative themes, friendly competition, and rewards for participation. Promote your event by sending letters or emails to your team, posting fliers, or messaging on social media.
Coordinate a Delivery/Pick Up at the End of Your Food & Fund Drive and Celebrate Your Success
Donations are accepted at our warehouse Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:30pm. Contact Raymond Bautista- Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator to schedule a delivery or pick-up.
*Here is some information about food safety in order to keep your food drive clean and sanitary
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