Welcome to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Host a food drive for Catholic Charities here is how.

Please consider a Food Drive to help fill the shelves of the
Catholic Charities Community Food Pantry for people in need.

items we need

Canned Meats

Tuna, Chicken, Beef, Spam, Pop-top cans of Vienna Sausages, Beans and Franks

Canned Fruits

Peaches, Pears, Apple Sauce, Fruit Cocktail

Canned Vegetables

Potatoes, Corn, Beans, Peas and Carrots, Soups and Stews

Other items Needed:

Pasta and Sauce
Instant Potatoes
Box Dinners
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Snack items like Jello and pudding
Baking Items
Baby Foods

At Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, our community forms the backbone of our organization. With the help of the food and hospitality industries, businesses, worship centers, organizations and individuals, we are making a difference in lives of children,
families, seniors and the homeless.

Getting started

Food Drive Flyer

Set a specific start and finish date for the drive.

Have a central drop-off location for collections to make it easier for you
to keep track of your food drive.

After you have completed your food drive, call Catholic Charities to arrange
for a food pick up, 385-2662.

Set goals to give participants something to work toward and create a benchmark for success. For example, the goal could be to collect your weight in food.

promotion for food drive

Company newsletters and e-mail memos, notices on break room bulletin boards.

Community and church bulletins and bulletin boards.

Posters and flyers in local grocery stores, school folders or paychecks.

Community calendars on TV or radio stations or in local newspapers.

Share your plan with Catholic Charities and we can keep the media informed of your food drive’s progress. We can also post the info about your food drive on our web site.

Food drives are a great way to educate the community about hunger, nutrition, economics, and volunteerism.

Be creative

You can make your food drive more successful if you have a theme or creative way to attract participants.

Decorate collection boxes according to your theme.

Encourage competition and offer a free lunch to the winners.

Hold drawings for a day off with restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, etc.

Have a virtual food drive

Have an "empty your pockets" day (or week) and collect all the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from everyone in the office.

Collect “Pennies from Heaven” for Operation Angel Food to purchase snacks for preschool children.

For a virtual food drive, collecting money in soup cans to purchase soup or in baby bottles to buy baby food and formula.

Have a "jeans day" and pitch in $5 for the privilege.

Encourage employees to make a donation in memory or honor of a special person.

Host a silent auction, used book sale, bake sale, cake walk.

Have a potluck lunch and charge $3 (or $5) per person.

Most of all, have fun!!!

Hunger never takes a vacation, it is with us year round -- you can make a huge impact anytime by conducting a food drive.

It's simple and easy. Whether you want to hold a drive in your neighborhood, church, business, office, or school, we'll help you with the right materials.

Food Drive Flyer