Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to most of your questions. However, if you still have questions, please leave a message for our Food Drive Coordinator at 800-209-4711 (toll free) or send us an email at YourFoodDrive@FeedOC.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. During the holidays it may take us a day or two to get back to you due to the high volume of calls.


What is the difference between a virtual food drive and a traditional food drive?

Can I host a combination traditional and virtual food drive?

How do I start a food drive?

When can I start my food drive and how long should my food drive last?

How do I set a collection goal?

When is the best time to host my food drive?

Do you prefer financial donations or food donations?

What resources are available to help my food drive?


Can I use your logo to help promote my food drive?

How do I use my customizable food drive web page to promote my food drive?

Collecting and Donating

What are the major guidelines for canned food donations?

What are the most needed non-perishable food items?

Are there any items you will not accept?

Do I have to put my food donations in a certain type of box?

Do I need to check the expiration dates on our donations?

How can I double my donation?

Wrapping Up

Can I drop my donations off at Second Harvest?

How do I submit my financial donations?

Will I get a receipt for my donations?

General Questions

How do I make a product donation if I work in the food industry?

How does the food collected from food drives get to the people in need?

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