Help us reach our 2017 goal!

783,683 lbs  
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800,000 lbs 

Coordinator Resources

Email Templates

These are some email templates to use to send out to your agencies regarding food drive events. If you have any question feel free to email

Activities to Encourage Donations

Giving Tree

If you have a holiday tree in your office, or just an artificial Ficus , here are directions and tags to hang from the tree to encourage high need, non-perishable donations. Cut and tape the non-perishable items on colorful sheets of paper, punch a hole at the top and tie ribbon through it to hang on the tree. If you enlist some help it doesn’t take long. It set up as a competition and whoever brings in the greatest number of most needed items wins a prize.

CalEPA Dream it/Build it/Give it Competition

CalOES Run to Feed the Hungry team

FTB’s Pumpkins & Potatoes one-day drive

Here are some other ideas California State Agencies have come up with to create fun activities and challenges to get the whole office involved in the food drive.

Download and Print the 2017 Poster


Right-click and choose "Save link as..." to save the poster on your computer (7.8 MB JPG, 24"x36", 150dpi)

Important Dates

  • September 21: Fresh Produce Kickoff at Capitol Mall Farmer’s Market
  • October 19: Orientation and Tour of SFBFS, 2-4pm at Food Bank Services at 1951 Bell Avenue
  • October 23 – November 10: Barrel delivery
  • November 6: Food Drive begins
  • November 16: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 23, Thanksgiving Day: Run to Feed the Hungry
  • December 15, 20 & 21: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 12: Food Drive ends
  • January 15 – February 2: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 15: Wrap-up Party and Awards – Location TBD