Make a Difference in Your Community by Hosting a Food and Fund Drive!

Food and Fund Drives are an important way the community can get involved feeding our neighbors. When you register your Food Drive you will automatically receive a Virtual Food Drive option to fundraise online.

A Virtual Food Drive is a fast, easy, and convenient way to put food on the table for hungry neighbors in our community. It saves you the trip to the grocery store orlugging heavy cans. It also saves time and resources for the Food Bank, allowing us to skip sorting and storage. “Shopping” with the Food Bank through our Virtual Food Drive maximizes your donation. For every $1 donated, Northern Illinois Food Bank can provide $8 of food.


Whether you are directly collecting food, funds or both, starting a Food Drive is easy!

  1. Choose how you’d like to participate:
  2. Personalize your page with a photo or video and your personal message.
  3. Invite friends, family members, and coworkers to visit your page and help you meet your fundraising goal!

Once your drive is set up, you and your participants will be able to browse our aisles to see just how much of an impact your gift will make. Add items to your “shopping cart” and “check out” by making your gift.

Rather collect funds offline? Download and complete the offline donation form, and return the form with the check or credit card donation to the Food Bank. With the use of this form, your funds will be added to your page totals.

Food and Fund Drive Resources

Thank you for your interest in hosting a Food and Fund Drive!