LCS Community

Hosting a Food DRive

Our Food Drives

Our food pantries & distributions serve people across Delaware! To stock our shelves, LCS purchases food from the Food Bank of Delaware, and relies on generous donations from individual and private sources. Food Drives help us to keep a variety of options for our clients, and ensures that we will have enough to serve the community.

Our food needs change from time to time, so before you begin your drive, please contact Jen Williams at 302-654-8886 ext. 111 .

6 Steps to a Successful Food Drive

You can download these steps in an easy to distribute flyer from the link below!

    

1. Contact LCS to schedule a drop off time

  • LCS Food Pantries always gladly accepts food donations. However, due to pantry operating hours, we ask that you call ahead and ensure a seamless drop off time.
  • We will also provide you with printable LCS materials to aid you in your Food Drive. These materials include a list of our most needed items, a brochure of LCS services, and directions to a drop off site nearest you

2. Set up Your Food Drive

  • Set a date range for your drive. We recommend you set a starting and ending date for when you're collecting food. While you can collect for any length of time, we recommend between 2-3 weeks.
  • Keep in mind that food takes up space! Find a location to store your donations until you’re ready to drop off your items. 

3. Promote your drive

Be creative promoting the drive! We recommend that you include places and times to off food, the list of most needed items, and a link to our website to give context to the request. Some popular advertising suggestions include:Distributing flyers to your church, community center, stores, dentist, doctor, hairdresser, etc.
Email your friends & family, and encourage them to send email themselves.
Post your event to social media such as Facebook.  Feel free to TAG US in the event!

  • Distributing flyers to your church, community center, stores, dentist, doctor, hairdresser, etc.
  • Email your friends & family, and encourage them to send email themselves.
    Post your event to social media such as Facebook.  Feel free to TAG US in the event!

4. Collect Your Items

This is the fun part! Collect and package your donations for the duration of the drive. Using sturdy boxes and cloth bags makes moving heavy items easier. 

5. Drop off your donation

Moving all that food can be challenging! Grab a few friends to help if you need it. If you REALLY went the extra mile, CONTACT LCS for us to stop by with our Food Farmacy delivery van to pick up your donation.

6. Share your success!

Thank everyone who gave! It's important to let them know that they helped make a difference in ending hunger in Delaware. It will also help to encourage others to run food drives of their own!

Our Food Pantries

To read more about our food pantries or to get food assistance, head to our Food Pantries page.

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Get Started with LCS

Need assistance? Contact us and we will help get you started.

With your support, LCS can continue helping provide essential services to community members.