Food drives help us keep our shelves stocked, and are a rewarding way to help the more than 400 people who rely on HCS Family Services each week. Companies, clubs, churches and even children have organized food drives with colleagues and friends to provide items that are particularly nutritious and useful to the people we serve.
Organizing a food drive is simple:
- Determine the place, dates and times you’ll collect food.
- Download a list of acceptable foods.
- Announce your food drive to colleagues and friends via email, fliers, phone calls, text messages – any way you can!
- Collect food in boxes that can be easily transported to the food pantry.
- Contact Food Pantry Manager Scott Bretchel, 630-323-2500 x106, to schedule a time to drop off your donation at the pantry.
- Theme your food drive around particular items, i.e. a peanut butter and jelly drive, a pasta drive, or a vegetable drive.
- Consider asking friends and family to donate food items rather than providing gifts for your birthday.
- Host a party and ask guests to bring canned good for donation to HCS Family Services.
Skip collecting and transporting food by asking colleagues and friends to donate money to HCS Family Services instead. Because HCS Family Services is part of the efficient food bank network, donations go much further. We can turn $1 into $8 worth of groceries.
Put the fun in your fund drive by providing a reward for those who donate. Past fund drives have included things such as companies allowing employees to wear blue jeans or providing a pizza party for the department that raises the most money.
Birthday fundraisers are also popular and allow you to share your passion for helping our neighbors in need with your friends and family.
Drop off your donation or mail checks to:
HCS Family Services
Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor
19 E. Chicago Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521