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Organize a Food Drive

If you are an individual or group that would like to organize a food drive, please click here or contact Amanda Brueckler at 570-908-2222 ext. 505 or email

Plan Your Own Event

Food and fund drives are a great way for a community or civic organization to get involved in hunger relief. We gratefully accept the proceeds of food drives at schools, churches, businesses and other organizations. Please see our wish list for the items we can always use here at our food bank. Along with providing food and monetary support to offset equipment and operating costs, many of these organizations assist with volunteer hours. 

Food Drive 101

  • Plan Ahead – Decide when you want to hold your food drive and contact Amanda Brueckler at the food bank 570-908-2222 ext. 505. We can provide you with promotional posters and other materials to make your drive a success. We can also supply you with our logo.
  • Set A Goal – Competition brings out the best in people. If you are working within an organization or group, it helps to set goals and award prizes.  The rivalry and the support with the group will encourage donations more than working as an individual basis.
  • Encourage financial Contributions – forget to bring in your cans? Allow people to donated money instead!  We will happily send receipts for tax purposes to anyone who wishes to donate money to your drive, just be sure to collect contact information.  Did you know? You can also host your entire drive virtually!  Check out our Virtual Food Drive page for more info.
  • Deliver your donations – All food drive donations can be dropped off at our warehouse - just call ahead for an appointment: 570-908-2222 x505.  The delivery address is 185 Research Drive, Pittston, PA 18640.  For larger donations contact the food bank and we can assist with a pick up.
  • Celebrate your success – Organize a ceremony or celebration at the conclusion of the food drive to recognize and thank all of your donors. 


The busiest months for food donations are October, November and December; however, we struggle to meet the needs of our four-county service area the rest of the year. One way to keep food donations coming in all year long is to plan a food drive for one of the many holidays that occur between January and October. Organizing a successful food drive during the “off season” can be easy if you plan ahead.  Popular events such as St. Patrick’s Day give you a convenient theme for your food drive.  We currently conduct the Mail Carriers Stamp out Hunger food drive in May, Feed—A-Friend in November and the Christmas in July food drive. 

While we appreciate all donations, there are some things we cannot accept at The Weinberg Food Bank. We cannot take some perishable items, food in open containers, or items beyond safe consumption. We also cannot accept home canned or home processed foods. If you’re unsure about something you’ve collected, don’t worry; all donations are sorted and checked for safety before distribution to our member agencies and employees.

If you are planning a food or fund drive, please submit your event to our calendar by contacting Amanda Brueckler

Call The Weinberg Food Bank with any questions or clarifications at 570-908-2222 ext 505





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