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SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK

 
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The Food Truck Rally 5K is dedicated to partnering with local food banks in each of the cities we come to. Food banks and food-related charities need money, food and manpower to operate. Our goal is to help raise awareness, money and support for these charities we partner with.
 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT EACH EVENT

A canned food drive will take place at each event, encouraging all participants and spectators to bring all they can. It then becomes a competition – ranking which Food Truck Rally 5K event (city) can donate the most food and money. At the end of the year, the winning city’s food bank will receive an additional donation and nationwide bragging rights!
 

WHY FOOD BANKS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITIES

Many families rely on emergency food assistance from our nation’s food banks, food pantries, and feeding programs in order to make ends meet. One in seven Americans – 46 million people – rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.
 

SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK

If you can’t volunteer your time or expertise, you can still do important work to help a local food bank. If there are no ongoing food drives where you work, worship or play- consider starting one. Some food banks make it easy to institute a food drive program by providing drop-off bins and even project kits with great ideas to get you started.

If you can’t volunteer and don’t have the time to start a food drive, you can still do lots of things to help your food bank help others:

  • Discuss hunger with your family so they can help increase awareness among their circle of friends.
  • Host a party, and after you enjoy a hearty, home-cooked meal take up a collection to help hungry families.
  • Assemble a box of emergency food for a family in need and keep it in a safe, dry location.

 

DONATING FOOD TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK

Food banks are always looking for food donations. These items are always in demand:

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Canned stew, soups (especially those containing meat)
  • Canned vegetables, fruit and tuna
  • Baby food
  • Infant formula
  • Peanut butter
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Boxed cereal
  • Juice boxes
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans

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