Food drives are essential in helping Food Share provide food for our 190 agency partners and programs. They are run by organizations, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, corporations, and individuals and are imperative to helping us feed the hungry of Ventura County.
Last FY, we collected over 600,000 lbs of food through food drives!
Anyone can host a food drive and Food Share offers support and tools to host one. Although holidays are the most popular time of year to hold food drives, hunger is year round and we encourage you to participate any time! It’s easy to hold a food drive to help the hungry and we have the resources to assist you!
Top 5 Most Needed Food Items
- Canned protein (tuna, chicken, salmon)
- Cereal (non-sugar types)
- Beans (dry and canned)
- Rice (in 1lb-2lb bags or mixes)
- Peanut butter