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Food Drives

Thanks to businesses, organizations and individuals with a heart for helping their community, Lake Cares benefits greatly from food and donation drives.

You can help Lake Cares meet the growing demand for food and services by hosting a designated food or donation drive to mark a special event.  We want to help make your food drive a success.  Share your plans with us and we will help promote it on our Facebook page and through our network of volunteers and supporters.


  • Bring positive attention to your business by showing customers you care about the community by hosting a donation or food drive to support Lake Cares
  • Mark a special event by hosting a food or donation
  • Teach children the gift of helping others by including a food drive when planning your celebration event such as a birthday, anniversary, reunion or even a yard sale.

Food Drive

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Creative Ideas to Enhance Your Food Drive

Make it fun!  Encourage groups to compete to see who can donate the most.  Arrange a pizza party or give a prize to the winners.

Visually display the food that has been donated to encourage others to participate.  Arrange the display like a prop to allow photo opportunities for others to enjoy.

In the workplace, offer employees a chance for a dress down day or favorite team jersey day in exchange for food donations.  Also, this can be offered as a donation drive with every employee paying to participate.

Have a raffle and offer special donated services from leaders in your organization or company in exchange for significant food donations.

Promote “Macaroni Monday” or Tuna Tuesday” or other creative ways to encourage donations.

Involve young people through school food drives, scouts, church youth groups and neighborhood collection drives.

Critically Needed Items

  • Dry Cereal
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Dry Beans
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni
  • Rice
  • Non-fat Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Beef Stew
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Juices
  • Nutritional Drinks
  • Canned Soups
  • Diapers
  • Baby Food
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap

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