Interested in Organizing a Food Drive
Bezerra de Menezes Food Pantry (BMFP)?
(Time spent organizing a Food Drive could also qualify for
community service hours if you are a student needing to complete such
Just follow these 7 steps:
1) Find the right place and time for the event.
You could hold the food drive in your workplace or school or as part
of a community activity like a dance or sports event. Ask for a food
donation as admission to a sports tournament. Have a dress-down day
at work in exchange for canned goods. Organize a theme-related food
drive like requesting baby food on Mother's Day or school snacks on
If you are a student, you could also hold a food drive outside of
school if you're involved in other organizations. Your sports team,
or club may be interested in participating in a food drive.
Wherever you choose, don't forget to ask permission. The BMFP can
provide a letter of authorization for you so that your employer or
school knows the activity will benefit a charitable organization.
Contact us with your idea BMFP@spiritist.com
2) Food Donations needed.
Non-perishables, breakfast cereal, children's snacks, baby food, dried
pasta, diapers, tomato sauce, and canned tuna or salmon (see printable
3) Advertise the event!
Depending on where the food drive will take place, you can advertise
by putting up posters, distributing flyers, sending e-mails or making
announcements over the p.a. system if you are a student. Make sure
you let people know what kind of food they can donate.
4) Let people know why donations are needed
and how the food will be used.
The Bezerra de Menezes Food Pantry provides supplement
groceries.to people impacted by financial problems as a result of:
umemployment, divorce, disability, health issues, domestic violence,
homelessness, disaster, aging and rising cost of living. We gather,
store and distribute goods to those who find themselves in time of
special need and crisis. Respect for the individual and preservation
of dignity of each person we serve is paramount to our philosophy
100% of our inventory comes from food purchases and direct food donations
like the ones you will collect through your food drive.
5) Thank all those who participate, and after
it's over, let them know how much food was raised.
People who donate are often curious to know how much food was collected
through the event. Let them know using the same methods you used to
6) Deliver the food to the BMFP
Our address 6450 N.W. 77th Ct Miami Fl 33166. Contact
us in advance to set up an appointment and expect the delivery
7) Report your volunteer hours.
Make sure you keep track of the time it takes you to organize the
food drive. If your workplace has a volunteer program, or if you are
completing service hours, the BMFP will gladly provide you with a
letter indicating the number of service hours you completed to organize
the food drive.
For more information, contact the Bezerra de Menezes Food Pantry at