Hosting a Food &/or Fund Drive

Hosting a food & fund drive is a great way to support the 410,000 Utahns facing hunger.

Register a Food Drive

Thank you for your interest in hosting a food &/or fund drive to benefit Utah Food Bank. Food drives that collect 500 lbs. or more (the equivalent of a filled SUV or pickup truck) are eligible for Utah Food Bank transportation services for supplies and food pick up. Please arrange to have your donations ready for pickup in a centralized location on the first floor of your building. If there is a large amount of food, we appreciate having someone from your organization available to assist our driver.

If you have questions about food drive registration, please contact our Food Drive Coordinator at (801) 887-1266 or [email protected]. Many of the answers to your questions may be found in our Food Drive FAQs.

Please note: in order to receive supplies or transportation, we require a food drive to be registered one week prior to the start date.


We request that food donations meet the following criteria:

  • All natural ingredients
  • Low sodium
  • Low sugar
  • No high fructose corn syrup

Most needed food items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken or beef)
  • Chili
  • SpaghettiOs/Ravioli
  • Canned Fruits
  • Other Boxed Meals

Virtual Food Drive

If you would like to host a fund drive in conjunction with your food drive, please visit our Virtual Food Drive. This makes donating food more convenient than ever and allows you to “shop” for our most-needed items, all without the hassle of a visit to the store. Plus, you get to capitalize on our incredible purchasing power! When you register a Virtual Food Drive, you’ll be able to create a team and invite your friends, family and coworkers to join your effort and watch your impact grow.

Create a Team

DIY Fundraiser

Have an idea for a fundraiser? A DIY Fundraiser can be anything you want it to be! Setting one up is simple and quick, and you’ll get a customized fundraising page you can share with your friends, family and coworkers, and all donations are processed securely through Utah Food Bank using our JustGiving platform! Whether you want to plan a one-time event, ask people to support your at-home fitness journey, mark a special occasion with donations to Utah Food Bank in lieu of gifts, or even if you are simply moved by our work and want to help by doing something like shaving your head, it just takes a few minutes! We have toolkits available, and can help you through the process!

Get Started

View the quick reference guide to acceptable donations.
View the complete guide to acceptable donations.

Have Questions? Review our FAQs.

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Want customizable flyers or suggested social media posts? Find that information in our Food & Fund Drive Toolkit!
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Food Drives Can Save Lives.

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