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Food and hygiene drives are an impactful way to keep the pantry stocked and provide much needed items for students!

Host a Product Drive

If your group or organization is interested in hosting a product drive, download our 2022 Food Drive Guide or review the content below. Once completed, email our Pantry team at campusfoodpantry@boisestate.edu for next steps.

10 Steps to a Successful Product Drive

  1. Contact our Pantry Team at campusfoodpantry@boisestate.edu
  2. Designate roles within your group and establish a communication method that works best.
  3. Decide who you’d like to receive donations from. Who is your target audience?
  4. How will you reach your audience? You can choose to do a tabling event, reach out via email or phone, or find other ways to connect.
  5. What items do you plan on collecting? Check the Pantry donation page to see what is needed at the time.
  6. Set a goal! This could be the number of tabling events, amount of food collected, etc.
  7. Decide on a location to host the product drive. Where do you feel that you will be most successful?
  8. Choose the dates and times for your product drive. What works best for your group and your goal?
  9. Market and promote your drive! See below for additional ideas from our team.
  10. Schedule a date and time to drop-off what you’ve collected to the Pantry.

Marketing Ideas

  • Social Media Posts
  • Campus Food Pantry Instagram Takeover
  • Make Graphics (Canva is a free graphic design platform)
  • Flyers
  • Tell people you know!
  • Send emails to community partners

Items We Can't Accept

  • Expired Food
  • Damaged Items (Example: extremely dented cans or open packages)
  • Unlabeled / Homemade Food
  • Medication
  • Liquid Cleaning Supplies