Host a Food Drive

Food Drives

There are a variety of ways you can help make a difference in our community!

Did you know:

$1 donation becomes 4 meals?

 That’s 5 pounds of food!

Did you know only 3% of the food we distribute comes from food drives?  With our purchasing power and network of wholesale, retail, farm and ranch donors, we are able to do much more with a monetary donation. We are a 4-star Charity Navigator charity (highest rating) and BBB rated charity and 96 cents of every dollar we receive goes towards food distribution.

  • Host a virtual food drive online. It’s easy, secure and convenient to set up your very own virtual food drive on our website! Create a competition at your office or for your team or group and see who can raise the most, all without leaving the comfort of your chair. If you’re celebrating a special event or remembering/honoring a friend or loved one, you can also set up a Personal Fundraising Page

 

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You can fill one barrel

for just $30 virtually!

See how many barrels you can fill 

with a virtual food drive

or in-house fund drive!

 

  • Host an in-house fund drive. Pay-to-wear jeans to work on a special casual day, host a brown-bag day and donate the cost saved from not eating lunch out, sponsor a bake sale, chili cook-off or food-themed fundraiser, or simply set a fundraising goal. Prizes for the person/group who raises the most is always a great idea too! Cash, check or credit cards (online) accepted. Need ideas or have questions about getting your corporation/group interested and involved? Contact Buck at bboze@foodbankrockies.org or 303-375-5822

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  • Host a traditional food drive. We gladly accept all non-perishable and non-food items, including diapers! (Excluding baby food, and items in glass containers). One barrel can hold 100 – 150 pounds of  food. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more!


Register your food drive here
for tracking purposes (for all food drives) and to request barrel delivery and pickup (1,000 pound minimum donation for pickup/delivery please.) 
Click here for a Food Drive Barrel Image

Please allow for 3 to 5 days for processing and scheduling of your food drive prior to the requested date of drop off for the barrels. 

Set a goal. Aim high but be realistic! We find that most successful food drives are from 1 day to 2 weeks long.

Promote it – you can customize a FBR Food Drive Poster to help get the word out about what you are doing.

Get your food to the Food Bank of the Rockies! Bringing your donations to our warehouse is extremely helpful and saves us at least $150 in fuel and labor costs. We are located at 10700 E. 45th Avenue, Denver CO 80239. Click here for a map. Food can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Or you can drop it off on one of our open Saturdays (12/21/13) between 9:00 am and 11:30 am.

Still have questions about holding a food drive? Contact Laura at legan@foodbankrockies.org or 303-375-5811

About the delivery/pick-up of food & barrels? Contact Anthony at asalazar@foodbankrockies.org or 303-375-5826

About a total weight collected/picked up? Contact Dex at dhopes@foodbankrockies.org or 303-375-5864. Please allow for one week after receiving food donation.