Start a Virtual Food Drive

A virtual food drive is an online fundraising tool that’s an easy, fun, and highly effective way to improve the lives of people struggling with hunger. You’ll help raise awareness about the issue of hunger, and raise critically needed funds to support our feeding programs. Every $1 raised provides 4 meals to hungry people in Tennessee communities.

Benefits of a Virtual Food Drive

  • Easy to use and manage
  • Saves on transportation and fuel costs
  • Allows for group competition-style participation
  • Transactions can be completed within minutes
  • All transactions are made through a secure website
  • Donors receive email confirmation with tax-deductible receipt​
  • Your donations allow us to purchase our most-needed items

Donors who inspire us!

100-mile run raises 36,000 meals

Tony White, a Realtor and Ultra Endurance Coach who lives in Nashville, raised nearly $9,000 through a virtual food drive, which he tied to a 100-mile run through Davidson County.

“Once every sporting event in the country was canceled (including the marathon I was going to run) I wanted to find a way to help the community while also finding a new way to push my limits.”

Donors who inspire us!

First Presbyterian donates 94,000 meals

In the wake of tornadoes and the pandemic, First Presbyterian Church of Nashville launched the 15:25 Project. Inspired by a Bible passage about charity, the congregation selected one charity partner a week for six weeks, starting with a Second Harvest virtual food drive.

Church members donated more than $23,500 in that week, resulting in more than 94,000 meals for Middle Tennesseans struggling with food insecurity.

In a video message Pastor Ryan V. Moore told the congregation: “You’ve listened to the needs of those who’ve been impacted…you’ve listened, and you’ve acted with the heart of God.”

Donors who inspire us!

Sean Mooney, CEO of BluWave, said when unemployment jumped and schools shut down, "we were all asking ourselves what we could do to help." He and his colleagues were especially concerned about the kids who might go hungry without free school breakfasts and lunches.

His investment firm joined forces with two others – CapitalSpring and Bailey Southwell & Co. – to create the Business Builders of Nashville virtual food drive. By reaching out to colleagues, partners, clients, and industry contacts, they raised $69,000 for Second Harvest in just a few weeks.

Virtual Food Drive Resources

Below are some resources to help answer questions about hosting a virtual food drive, and tips to ensure a successful drive!

For questions about hosting a food drive or starting a virtual food drive, please contact us.

Get started on your virtual food drive!

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