Host a Traditional Food Drive

Traditional food drives are one of the major channels through which Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee collects food. Each year, more than 2 million pounds of food is collected through food drives organized by individuals, corporations, churches, schools, associations, and more. Food drive donations stay in the county in which they are collected, meaning you are able to help make a difference in your own community.

Our Most Needed Items are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat (chicken or tuna)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Pasta
  • Cereal

Get Started Today!

Step 1: Register Your Drive

The first step is to complete the registration form so that we can collect information about your drive.

Canned food

Step 2: Collect Food Drive Boxes

We have food drive boxes available: You can pick up as many as you need. Our food drive boxes display our logo and a list of the foods we need most. Box dimensions are 19 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 30 inches tall. Each box holds about 80 pounds. You can pick up boxes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Second Harvest’s lobby at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228. If you can’t pick up our boxes, you can use your own collection boxes.

Step 4: Get Your Food to Hungry People

You can drop off food drive donations at any time in the Second Harvest donation barrels at your nearest Kroger store.

If you registered a food drive in Davidson County, you can follow these steps: Getting your Food Donations to Those in Need.

If you registered a food drive outside Davidson County, a Second Harvest representative will contact you to help you connect with a Partner Agency in your community.

Please email us for more information about food drives.

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