Organize a Food Drive
We rely on people like you to sponsor food drives throughout the year to benefit your neighbors
Food drives can be organized in your neighborhood, at work, school, or at club functions. Even if
you are not using our barrels for collection, we appreciate knowing about the drives going on, so
that we can inform curious callers about the legitimacy of drives they have heard about.
Our Volunteer and Food Drive Coordinator can assist you with
food drive tips,
and logistics planning, but we do ask that you help us manage
our resources wisely when you conduct your food drive.
FBA counts on financial donations from the community and we are very careful with those precious
It costs us about $95 an hour to run a truck - including salary, benefits, maintenance, fuel,
etc. $95 can purchase approximately 475 pounds of food.
And it takes about an hour to pick up food drive items or to deliver food drive barrels from
most places in Anchorage.
In order to use our trucks wisely:
FBA will only deliver and/or pick up food collection barrels to food drives that
anticipate raising 475 lbs (3 barrels) of food.
We appreciate food drives of all sizes, and we are delighted to support smaller food drives by
providing barrels and helpful materials.
Please arrange to have the barrels picked up from and returned to FBA or collect food in
boxes which are easier to move.
Thank you for helping us feed as many of our hungry neighbors as possible with our resources!
Planning a small food drive? (fewer than 3 barrels/475 lbs. per location)
Planning a large food drive? (3 or more barrels per location/475 lbs. per location)
Need more information?
Contact our Volunteer and Food Drive Coordinator
or call our main line at (907) 272-3663.