Traditional food drives are one of the major channels through which Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee collects food. Each year, more than 2 million pounds of food is collected through food drives organized by individuals, corporations, churches, schools, associations and more. Food drive donations stay in the county in which they are collected, meaning you are able to help make a difference in your own community.

OUR MOST NEEDED ITEMS ARE:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat (chicken or tuna)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Pasta
  • Cereal

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Step 1. Register Your Drive

The first step is to complete the registration form so that we can collect information about your drive.

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Step 2. Collect Food Drive Boxes

We have Food Drive boxes available for you to pick up as many as you need for your food drive. Our Food Drive boxes have our logo and most needed items listed. The dimensions are 3.1×5.1 feet. Each box holds about 80 pounds. You can pick up your boxes anytime Monday through Friday, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM in the main lobby of the food bank. Our address is 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228. If you are unable to pick up our boxes, you can use your own collection boxes.

Step 3. Promote Your Drive!

Below are some resources to assist you in planning, promoting, and hosting your food drive.

Food Drive Poster

Most Needed Items

Children’s Most Needed Items

Food and Fund Drive Ideas

Hunger in America

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Facts

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Logo

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Logo Guidelines

Step 4. Get Your Food to Hungry People

You can drop off Food Drive donations at any time in the Second Harvest donation barrels at your nearest Kroger store.

If you registered a Food Drive in Davidson County, you can follow these steps: Getting Your Food Donations to Those in Need.

If you registered a Food Drive outside Davidson County, you will be contacted by a Second Harvest representative to assist you in connecting with a partner agency in your community.

 

Please email food.drives@secondharvestmidtn.org for more information.

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