Food Drives

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Your virtual food drive dollar goes farther in helping to meet the need of our hungry neighbors. To see how it works, click here to see a virtual food drive online.  Virtual Food Drives help the Connecticut Food Bank distribute a wide range of food products at a greatly reduced cost.  We can help you capture the same spirit and enthusiasm in a virtual food drive that you might experience in a traditional food drive.

Organize a Food Drive

Traditional food drives supply nonperishable items that we can share with our network of more than 650 local programs. We work hard to provide a variety of foods to meet needs and we seek to make those foods as nutritious as possible. We can help to partner you with a community agency near you so the food you collect can have an impact on those in need in your community. To help you encourage donations that will have a positive effect on nutrition for those we help, view and download this list of healthy food donation suggestions.

To get connected with one of our valued partners, call Sharon Turlis, Connecticut Food Bank Procurement Assistant, at (203) 741-9073, or email her: sturlis@ctfoodbank.org.

Delivering the Food to Connecticut Food Bank

Because the Connecticut Food Bank relies on volunteer labor, we consider delivery of the collected food to a Connecticut Food Bank warehouse as part of your donation.

Our warehouses are open for deliveries Monday through Friday. Click here for directions and hours. Please call to make delivery arrangements before you visit.

We will weigh your donation provide you with an acknowledgement.

The Connecticut Food Bank is happy to schedule a pick up for food collections of 500 pounds or more.

Contact Us

To arrange delivery of your food drive items, or for additional help with planning your food drive, contact Connecticut Food Bank Procurement Assistant Sharon Turlis at (203) 741-9073, or email her: sturlis@ctfoodbank.org.