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 are greatly needed to our 700 partner agencies and programs and help provide them with a variety of food.  We can help to partner you with these community agencies and the food you collect will have an impact on those in need nearest you. Check out our list of most needed nonperishable food items. Check out our list of most-needed nonperishable food items.

To get connected with one of our valued partners, please call  Kerri Burgerhoff, Connecticut Food Bank’s Engagement Coordinator, at (203) 469-5000, ext. 304, or

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 items 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 Engagement Coordinator Kerri Burgerhoff at (203) 469-5000, ext. 304, or