Community Involvement

Many people in the local community help by volunteering their time directly at the Whitney Food Bank. Others help in different ways by organizing community events or using a particular talent of theirs to help the food bank.

If you would like us to speak to your organization about all that the food bank does to help in the community, we'd be glad to give a presentation. Contact us to schedule this.

Organize a Fundraiser or Food Collection Event

The annual Food Drive, our primary fundraiser and food collection event is held each year in late November. In addition to that, many groups put together their own events throughout the year.

Souper Bowl of Caring donations

Souper Bowl of Caring is a nationwide, grassroots movement begun in 1990 that builds on the energy and enthusiasm of the Super Bowl to mobilize volunteers to tackle hunger in their local communities. This event gives people an opportunity to change the game and join the team for those in need by providing food or cash donations to Our Daily Bread Food Bank.

Some churches in the community promote this event held annually on Super Bowl Sunday.

Mahjong Group A local group of people who get together on a regular basis to play mahjong have in the past held a Christmas gift exchange among their members. Recently they decided instead to pool the money they would have normally spent on this and instead donate it to the Whitney Food Bank.

Scavenger Hunt A longtime group of friends holds a scavenger hunt every year. Entry fees for the event are donated to the Food Bank.

Canned goods at Whitney Food Bank

Grocery Stores Local stores regularly donate items such as bread, hams, and more.

Halloween Festival The Whitney Police Department collected canned goods for the Food Bank during the downtown Halloween Fesitval.

Retail Store A retail shop hosted an after-hours party with wine and appetizers for some of its regular customers and donated a portion of the sales that evening to the Food Bank.

Service Business A local service business placed a large empty box by its front door, encouraging customers to bring in cans of food during the annual Food Drive.

Fitness Company A local fitness company sponsored a Nature Walk at Lofer's Bend park. The entry fees for the walk were donated to the Food Bank.

If you are a member of a church group or other group and like to organize events, consider putting together something that your group can do to help the Whitney Food Bank raise funds or collect food.

Recycling cardboard at Whitney Food Bank

Other Volunteers

Maybe you have a different skill that you think could help in some other way.

A local seamstress sews cloth bags that we give out to clients.

A neighboring business helps us by recycling our extra cardboard.

What skill might you have that could help us serve our clients in a new way? Let us know.