Register Your Food Drive

Food & Fund Drives are a great way to increase the supply of food and resources to neighbors in need. Getting started is easy as 1-2-3!

Food & Fund Drive FAQ

Thanks for your interest in hosting a Food and Fund Drive!

Your efforts make an enormous difference in the amount and variety of foods we are able to distribute to feed hungry people on Long Island. Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you in launching, organizing and running your drive.

1How do I get bin/boxes for my drive?
Our white food collection boxes can be picked up at any of our locations: 40 Marcus Blvd Hauppauge, 15 Grumman Rd West suite 1450 Bethpage or 875 Jerusalem Ave Uniondale.
2How do I schedule a delivery and/or pickup?
Food pickup becomes cost prohibitive when we schedule small pickups. We ask that if the amount of food collected is less than that which would fit in the back of a pickup truck, please deliver to us at 40 Marcus Blvd Hauppauge or 875 Jerusalem Ave Uniondale. Our receiving hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please give the Food Bank at least 48-hour notice for pickup requests.
3Can I drop food off at the food bank?
Yes! If you have a few grocery bags or a few small boxes full of food that you’d like to drop off, then you can come to any of our Food Bank locations.
4What are needed most items?
To make sure that your food drive provides the most nutritious food possible, our Nutrition Services Department recommends that you apply these guidelines:

Use the MyPlate nutrition guide to select nutritious, nonperishable foods. These items are most useful to our member agencies in meeting the nutritional needs of their clients.

For the safety of those we serve, we do not accept opened items, items with expired dates and homemade items. Please view our Most Needed Items list.
5Where do my donations go?
Because we receive strong support from donors in the community and the food industry, Island Harvest Food Bank keeps administrative costs low – less than six cents on the dollar.
6Can I donate by cash/check?
People usually want to give money if they cannot give food items and that is wonderful! Please encourage monetary donations as well. Due to our positive relationships with food industry donors and our large volunteer base, $1 provides 2 meals.

Please send all donations via FedEx, mail, or messenger to:
Island Harvest
15 Grumman Rd West, Suite 1450
Bethpage, NY 11714

Please note, if you are sending cash, we recommend that you send it via FedEx or messenger.
7How do I get my tax donation receipt?
Individuals who donate online will receive an automated confirmation via email with a acknowledgement by mail. Individuals who send monetary donations to Island Harvest Food Bank will receive a return acknowledgement by mail.

For questions regarding hosting a food or fund drive, please contact:

Food Drive Coordinator