Lowcountry Food Bank

Making Your Food Drive FUN!!

  1. Develop a name or theme for your drive.
  2. Sponsor a casual day "Beans for Jeans."
  3. Use donation incentives: extra break, prizes, etc.
  4. Consider having a party and use canned food for admission.
  5. Use payroll stuffers or email to remind employees about the drive.
  6. Allow employees to take a payroll deduction and donate directly to the Food Bank.
  7. Skip lunch and donate what you would have spent to the Food Bank.
  8. Challenge another department, building, or business to hold a food drive.
  9. Have a pizza party for the winning team.
  10. Have a donation box decoration competition.
  11. Have a coin drive instead of a food drive, then see what group can collect the most money.
  12. Build a can structure.
  13. Give awards for the oddest food item collected or the most pounds collected by one person.
  14. Encourage your customers or vendors to participate.
  15. Hold a hunger walk.
  16. Set your goal. If you exceed it, your boss must color her/his hair pink, shave his beard, or wear tacky clothes to work.
  17. Have daily donation themes such as "Macaroni Mondays,""Tuna Tuesdays," etc.

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Making Your Food Drive FUN!!

  1. Develop a name or theme for your drive.
  2. Sponsor a casual day "Beans for Jeans."
  3. Use donation incentives: extra break, prizes, etc.
  4. Consider having a party and use canned food for admission.
  5. Use payroll stuffers or email to remind employees about the drive.
  6. Allow employees to take a payroll deduction and donate directly to the Food Bank.
  7. Skip lunch and donate what you would have spent to the Food Bank.
  8. Challenge another department, building, or business to hold a food drive.
  9. Have a pizza party for the winning team.
  10. Have a donation box decoration competition.
  11. Have a coin drive instead of a food drive, then see what group can collect the most money.
  12. Build a can structure.
  13. Give awards for the oddest food item collected or the most pounds collected by one person.
  14. Encourage your customers or vendors to participate.
  15. Hold a hunger walk.
  16. Set your goal. If you exceed it, your boss must color her/his hair pink, shave his beard, or wear tacky clothes to work.
  17. Have daily donation themes such as "Macaroni Mondays,""Tuna Tuesdays," etc.

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Children at Risk of Hunger in Every County

More than 1,000 counties in our nation have more than one in four children at risk of hunger. Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study shows that children struggle with hunger throughout our country.  See what South Carolina's face of hunger looks like by learning more!!

Take Action

Together we can end hunger! Each day the LCFB advocates on behalf of the 220,000 families, children and elderly we serve throughout our 10 county service area. We need your help!  Feeding America's Hunger Action Center is a great way to get involved and please click here for the latest local and statewide efforts.

LCFB Offers SNAP Enrollment Assistance 

The Lowcountry Food Bank is proud to be an affiliate of the Benefit Bank of South Carolina! Our on-site Benefit Bank Counselors assist families with SNAP enrollment and many other federal programs.  To make an appointment and learn more, click here.