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Feed the Thousands

Donate Food & Funds this Holiday Season!

 

Join dozens of companies and organizations in rallying around our neighbors in need to provide shelf-stable foods for the winter months. By hosting a Food & Funds Drive, you will help Loaves & Fishes supply much-needed food to 107 local agencies providing food and other services to low-income families, children, senior citizens, and individuals experiencing a wide range of societal challenges in Greenville County.

Most needed items: 

  • canned vegetables
  • canned meats
  • gravy and sauces
  • canned and jellied fruits
  • dry pasta, beans and rice
  • instant/microwavable meals
  • instant mashed potatoes
  • oatmeal, grits and cereal
  • soups and chili
  • canned pasta meals
  • flour, sugar and vegetable oil

Check out our Amazon Wishlist to find our most-needed food items. Make sure you are shopping via Amazon Smile! You can even send your items directly to our office by purchasing online.

Helpful Tips

  • Make it fun! Create a contest between departments or groups, hold a competition with another company, create an employee incentive, hold a collection-bin decorating contest, create a can sculpture or pick a collection theme!
  • Incentivize participants! Offer a special prize, treat, or activity for the participant(s) responsible for collecting the most food and funds.
  • Post pictures of your progress. Keep participants engaged and determined by sharing your progress on social media platforms or through mass email.
  • Collect items in manageable boxes. Ream paper boxes or other small, sturdy collection bins are ideal for getting the donations from one site to another. You can find boxes at your local grocery store or wholesale retailer.
  • Connect with us online! Use Loaves & Fishes’ website and social media platforms to retrieve hunger facts and information about our organization. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Use the FTT Toolkit! Find the Food & Funds Drive Coordinator Guide, Feed the Thousands flyers and graphics, and Loaves & Fishes informational sheets here.

Please connect with Abbie Kline before your drive to coordinate your donation pick-up or drop-off time.

Email abbie@loavesandfishesgreenville.org or call (864) 232-2595.

Food Donations Are:

 

 Risk-free. Give without risk of liability under the Emerson Bill Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and the SC Good Samaritan Law.
 Tax deductible. Loaves & Fishes will provide a tracking report with the amount and type of food donated. Consult a financial advisor to apply the correct donation.
 Always needed. Contact nathaniel@loavesandfishesgreenville.org to plan a Food & Funds Drive throughout the rest of the year.