Food Drive

Running a food drive is a fun and creative way to get your community involved in ending hunger on Long Island.  The canned and packaged food collected will be distributed to more than 500 member agencies and programs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Let's set a trend today by partnering with Island Harvest and hosting a food drive through your business, school, club, church or other organization. We can help you get started. You can also drop in to a Current Food Drive too!

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Make A Splash Food Drive Challenge: Island Harvest and Pools across Long Island to help our neighbors in need! Food & Funds collected from the Challenge assist in Island Harvest’s Food Rescue Operations.Your Pool Can Help.  Island Harvest will supply you with materials and guide you to ensure its success! Learn More
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School Food Drive  In addition to our Coin Harvest Campaign, compete against other local schools and win big! Island Harvest has teamed up with local merchants to reward your outstanding efforts through Students Helping Students food drive.

Summer Food Drive Many children who depend on federal school breakfast and lunch programs find themselves without a stable source of food during the summer months. Organize a summer garage sale or lemonade stand to collect food or funds to support those in need. Learn More  Register Now

Letter Carrier Food Drive Help out during the largest food drive in the nation. The National Association of Letter Carriers holds an annual drive on the second weekend in May, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Island Harvest helps to collect food, repack it and distributes it to more than 500 member agencies throughout Long Island. Learn More Register Now

Life Cycle Events: Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and graduations are chances to make some noise, and make a difference! Have Island Harvest pick up the surplus food from your caterer, create food friendly centerpieces, or make a contribution in lieu of a traditional favor. Learn More Register Now

Organizational Food Drive: Use your Athletic Club, After-School activity, Dance Team or music group as a means to raise food and funds for Island Harvest. Island Harvest can provide sample coupon, banners, containers and a thank you letter to the group leader. Learn MoreRegister Now

Virtual Food Drive: Instead of bringing cans to a location, purchase food online as an individual or company for Island Harvest. You can track your donations and pick from our list of preferred nutritious goods. Learn More Register Now

Food Drives for Government Officials: Local Government officials can help bring the community together under the common goal of ending hunger across Long Island. Download Government Official Food Drive Kit

Holiday Food Drive: From November 1 to December 31, Island Harvest has many opportunities ranging from Supermarket Collections, Drop off locations and the collection of turkeys and trimmings to distribute to our agencies. Learn More Register Now

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For additional information, please contact Doreen Principe at 631-873-4775 ext. 208 or

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