Wh Food Drive1

Coordinating a traditional, fund or online food drive is an easy and great opportunity for your business, school, or program to help your local community.
Due to COVID-19, you must pick up boxes/barrels from the food bank. Once your drive is over, you must return any borrowed barrels and food donations collected to the food bank.

Traditional Food Drive

Food Drives allow members of a group to collect non-perishable food items to donate. It can be a one-day event or take place for a predetermined amount of time, typically a week or month.

Holding a food drive in conjunction with an incentive is a great way to get others to participate. So get creative and have a contest or offer a discount at your store in exchange for food donations.

Most Needed Items

  • Canned Meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Vegetables & Fruit
  • Fruit Juice
  • Boxed or Canned Meals (i.e., soup, macaroni & cheese, etc.)
  • Dried or Canned Beans, Pasta, Rice, & Cereal

To drop off donations under 50 pounds:

For food donations that are under 50 pounds, we have partner drop off sites for the following areas:

  • Mobile, AL: Food donations can be dropped off at any Mobile Public Library.
  • Pensacola, FL: Food donations can be dropped off at the Goodwill Easter Seals on Mobile Hwy, Olive Road, and 9 Mile Road.
  • Fort Walton, FL: Food donations can be dropped off at the Goodwill Easter Seals on Beal Parkway.
  • Gulfport, MS: Food donations can be dropped off at our Mississippi Facility at 1501 34th Street. Please call ahead at (228) 896-6979, ext. 127.

Want to save money on physical donations?
Make sure to compare costs by searching around online or using Capital One Shopping.

Fund or Online Food Drive

Fund Drives help raise money for Feeding the Gulf Coast to put towards one of our nutrition programs or general food distribution operations. They can be held alone or in conjunction with a traditional food drive.

Because the food bank has bulk purchasing power, with monetary donations, we can process your donation into more meals. For every $10, Feeding the Gulf Coast can provide 50 meals to those in need.

Virtual Food Drive

To ensure we best serve our community throughout this ever-changing time of need, we have developed safe strategies for the efficient distribution of food for those affected by school closures, quarantines, and the growing economic impact of this crisis. One way is to participate in this Virtual Food Drive! You can purchase boxes that will provide meals to those in our community facing hunger. Just $5 will provide 25 meals. And $100 will provide 500 meals.

Ready to join the fun? Fill out the form below or email Missy Busby for more information.

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