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Food from the Heart Food Donation Drives – Our Lifeline

Published: 1 July 2021, Thursday

Food from the Heart Food Donation Drives – Our Lifeline

A large proportion of food from Food from the Heart’s food packs comes from food donation drives held by corporates, schools, various interest groups and individuals. Such food drives serve to double as corporate bonding programmes, the Values in Action programmes for students, as well as even marking an important occasion or celebration!




Are there fixed timings and/or locations to conduct a food donation drive for Food from the Heart?

No, food donation drives are planned entirely by you. This means that you get to choose the length of time you want to hold it for, where you’d like to do it, how much food you target to raise, etc. Food from the Heart welcomes food donations throughout the year as our distributions are consistent and always ongoing. We especially need food during this time of the pandemic to feed the increasing number of needy beneficiaries.


What items should be collected for a food drive?

We ask for non-perishable food items, and healthier choice items. For an updated list of items, refer to our wishlist.


What are some considerations when planning a food donation drive?

Here are some things to consider:


Date and Duration

Plan in advance! Think about when and how long you would like the food drive to be held. 



Which space will be the most accessible for your target audience? Where will you be storing the collected food items? Other than the above, do remember to ask for permission to use the space.



Logistics-wise, think about the manpower, storage space and transport needed. It is important to ensure that your logistics will be able to contain the projected number of food.



Are there any marketing efforts to roll out beforehand? How will you achieve your targeted amount of food? Having a good marketing strategy goes a long way to garner a greater crowd!


To help you support us, Food from the Heart has created templates to guide you in organising your first food donation drive and help make it a success. Enquire with us for more information regarding food donation drives today!



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