The Feeding America Virtual Food Drive is a unique tool designed to allow individuals and companies to create their own custom donation page in order to raise funds on behalf of Feeding America.
A Virtual Food Drive will help provide more meals and it will help reach those in need across America. Each dollar donated to Feeding America helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of our member food banks.
Feeding America benefits from the unique relationship between our 202 local member food banks at the front lines of hunger relief and is able to secure food from large corporate manufacturers and retailers through nationwide initiatives and facilitate the acquisition of government-supplied food.
All funds raised in response to the Feeding America Virtual Food Drive Program represent a gift to Feeding America's mission to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Disbursement of funds cannot be designated to specific member food banks within the Feeding America network. If a Virtual Food Drive is created in honor of a person, it is the sole responsibility of the Virtual Food Drive creator to discuss his/her intentions to raise money for Feeding America in the name of the honoree with the honoree(s) and/or the honoree(s) family members in order to receive the honoree(s) approval of the endeavor.
The individual who creates the Feeding America Virtual Food Drive has the ability to post content and images on the personal Web page. Feeding America has the right to remove any objectionable content posted to a Feeding America Virtual Food Drive. Feeding America also reserves the right to contact the creator or disable any Feeding America Virtual Food Drive at any time.
If you viewed any objectionable or inappropriate content on a Feeding America Virtual Food Drive page or if you have any additional questions, please contact us.
From the Virtual Food Drive landing page, click the orange button that says "Start a Virtual Food Drive". You will be then taken to a second page to choose if the Virtual Food Drive you are starting is personal or for a company, once that selection is made, you will be prompted to complete a short and simple registration process to create a personalized web page to raise donations for Feeding America.
There is no fee required to start a Virtual Food Drive page. However, during the registration you will be able to make a gift that will count towards your Virtual Food Drive fundraising goal.
Once you have created your Feeding America Virtual Food Drive web page you will have access to the Fund Management Center, this is the management center for your Virtual Food Drive web page. When logged into the Fund Management Center you can update your story and photos, manage donations, send email messages, and more.
Once you have created your Feeding America Virtual Food Drive web page, you can edit and update your story, photos and site layout in your Fund Management Center. Click on the link Login to your Fund Management Center and enter your username and password.
Click on the link to Login to your Fund Management Center and follow the instructions to request your username or password be sent to you via email.
At least two donations need to be made to your fund for them to appear in the "Recent donors" box on your fundraising Web page.
In the Fund Management Center, you have access to tools that allow you to easily email your friends and create a personalized Web address that you can share with friends and family.
Yes, the online tools allow you to record checks and cash donations that you receive offline and add the amounts to your fundraising total. Login to your Fund Management Center and click the "Fund Summary" button located along the top navigation. Then click "Enter Gifts Received Offline" to record these types of donations.
Yes. You can add, update, and remove photos at any time. Follow these steps to modify your photo:
Yes. You can add up to 10 photos along with a title and a story to each photo. You can also add, update, and remove photos at any time. Follow these steps to create a photo album:
If you are beginning to organize a traditional food drive to collect food and other grocery items, it's important that you do so in conjunction with your local food bank. Your local Feeding America member can provide advice on food safety, what types of items to accept or refuse, and what timing makes the most sense for your event. Often, our member food banks have regularly-scheduled food drives throughout the year, and your neighborhood efforts will have the maximum effect if held in conjunction with theirs.
Use our online food bank finder to contact your local Feeding America member food bank today.
Whether you are interested in donating a truckload of onions, several pallets of close-to-code granola bars, a tote of frozen vegetables, a pallet of mixed and assorted dairy products, or 20 cases of shampoo, we ensure your donation reaches millions of Americans in need through our network of member food banks.
Our members can transport dry, refrigerated, and frozen products of any quantity from your warehouse or plant. Food banks routinely handle products deemed close-to-code, out of code with extended shelf-life recommendations, off spec, discontinued, seasonal, promotional, overage, etc.
If your company is interested in donating bulk food and/or groceries, please visit the Product Donations section for more information.
For more information about Feeding America and answers to frequently asked questions about donations, please visit the general FAQ section.