Food For Thought Food Drives

Food drives are a valuable and venerable tradition at Food For Thought.  They’ve always served an integral role in stocking the shelves of our food bank.  Food and cash donations from food drives are currently accounting for one third of FFT’s food budget.  Volunteers stand at the doors of a grocery store and greet customers as they enter, telling them about Food For Thought and specific items we most need that week.

Volunteering at a food drive is a fun and easy way to be of service to Food For Thought.  We hold food drives three Saturdays each month at markets around the Sonoma County.  Volunteers are always needed to staff food drives.  We welcome any interest from individuals or groups and will gladly attend a meeting of your club or organization to discuss food drive volunteerism and provide training.

Here are few great reasons to become a Food Drive Ambassador:

  • Short Shifts — ONLY 2.5 Hours!
  • The Buddy System — bring a friend or family member!  Food Drives are fun and social.
  • Family Friendly — kids welcome when accompanied by an adult
  • Teenager Friendly — we love teenagers!  We do work with some local Interact Clubs and are always glad for group or individual volunteers.  We enjoy WRITING RECOMMENDATIONS for steady volunteers.
  • Flexibility — you can volunteer as your schedule permits.  No obligation or commitment.
  • Location — we hold food drives near you!  From Guerneville to Sonoma, Northern Santa Rosa to Petaluma, we are just around the corner from you.


Please see our calendar for dates and locations of food drive. Our Food Drive Coordinator, Ali Archer, eagerly awaits your inquiries.  She can be reached by telephone (707) 887-1647 ext. 116 and by email