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How to Organize a Food Drive

Watch more How to Help Others videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Organize a food drive at school or church using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start a committee Start a committee with several dedicated and hard-working friends to help plan, promote, collect donations, and recruit volunteers for the food drive. Tip Call the local newspaper to get some free publicity and more people involved. Step 2: Create fliers Get your artistic friends to create eye-catching posters and fliers to let people know when and where to donate and what items are needed. Step 3: Keep the time period short Keep the time period to between two and four weeks so people don't forget and energy levels don't wane. Tip Set a goal to encourage people to donate and to work hard. Step 4: Invite businesses to help Invite businesses, clubs, and other organizations to help advertise the food drive to their customers and patrons. Step 5: Ask for freebies Ask businesses to donate snacks, juice, and water for the volunteers; and prizes to give away to donors that go above and beyond expectations. Step 6: Contact local food banks Contact local food banks to let them know of your intentions so they can prepare for a large donation and can help with some of the planning. Step 7: Plan for next year Plan for next year's food drive once the dust has settled since it is never too early to start. Did You Know? Warren Buffett donated an estimated 37 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006 -- the largest single charitable donation in U.S. history.
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