The Virtual Food Drive is an Internet-based technology that allows individuals to purchase food items for the Food Bank securely online with a bank or debit card.+ Interested in hosting one of your own? Sign up today!
What is a Virtual Food Drive?
Our Virtual Food Drive allows Food Bank donors to select and purchase food items securely online to donate to the Food Bank.
It’s easy! Donors can purchase nutritious food items for the San Diego Food Bank to distribute to individuals and families in need, or donors can donate food to elementary school children living in poverty through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Virtual Food Drive.
- San Diego Food Bank
- Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
Why use the Virtual Food Drive?
The answer is simple – to get more food to those facing hunger in our community faster. By holding your food drive online, you will save the Food Bank the time and resources incurred through a physical food drive. Plus, your donations will help us purchase more of our most-needed food items in bulk such as peanut butter, fruits, vegetables, beans and cereals.
Who can set up a Virtual Food Drive?
Anyone can host a Virtual Food Drive. Many of our corporate and foundation partners create “themed” Virtual Food Drives or conduct competitions between departments.
Some individual donors go the extra mile by using our Virtual Food Drive tool to create their own fundraising events around special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs.
All you have to do is let us know your preferred food drive dates, a fundraising goal, and if you would like to include a logo and/or image in the “store front sign,” and we will set up your customized page. Once we provide you with the link, share it with co-workers, subscribers, friends and family to help you reach it your goal!
Want to host your own Virtual Food Drive?
Please contact Grace Harrison to set up your own Virtual Food Drive by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-858-863-5130.