We exceeded our 2016 goal!

764,038 lbs  
 0 lbs
750,000 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 addison.ford@cdfa.ca.gov.

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.

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 2016 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 29: CDFA reverse food truck event
  • October 11: Kick-off meeting and orientation
  • October 17 - November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 7 - January 13: Food drive
  • November 18: Turkey Drive
  • December 3, 10 & 20: Volunteer opportunities @ SFBFS
  • January 16 - February 3: Final food and barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day for food drive credit
  • February 21: Wrap-up and awards party