Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina cannot operate without wonderful partners like you! When you choose to host a Fund or Food Drive, you help secure the food and resources needed to feed our neighbors in need across 19 counties in North and South Carolina.

Fun Ideas:

  • Offer incentives for people who participate, like a casual dress day, blue jean Friday or free doughnut breakfast
  • Hold a party or luncheon as part of the drive with the price of admission set at 5 cans of food or a $5 donation. Remember, every $1 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina receives, we can purchase 7 pounds of food.
  • Organize a contest between departments, teams or groups with awards for the group that raises the most food and/or financial contributions. Give prizes like a pizza lunch, a free party, an extra hour for lunch or breakfast with an executive
  • Get coworkers or businesses to donate prizes for a drawing. Sell tickets or give one ticket for each bag of groceries donated. Hold the drawing at the end of the food drive
  • Set up coin cans in prominent locations for people to donate spare change

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Transportation of Food Drives

We kindly ask that you drop off your collected food as part of your donation to us. Dropping off your food helps us maximize the value of your donation by keeping our trucks on the road, picking up food from the food industry and distributing food to our neighbors in need. If you have collected three or more barrels of non-perishable food (roughly 300 items) - or more than can fit in the back of a personal vehicle - we can schedule one of our trucks to collect your food donation. We thank you for your understanding and for helping the Food Bank use its resources most efficiently to serve our neighbors in need.

Additional Information

Please visit our Resources Page for more information on how to make your drive successful, or contact our Food Drive Coordinator, Lea Gaddy at

Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601   


Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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