Food Drive at McLean Giant

Students from local High Schools collect food for Share

Flyer Templates


Canstruction – Have a contest to build simple or elaborate sculptures using canned goods; then donate the cans.

TGIF (Take Groceries In Friday) – provide brown bags for employees/students to take home and fill with food or encourage them to bring a brown bag lunch and donate the money they would have spent on a lunch.

Bringing Up Baby – Request donations of disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby food, infant formula, etc.

Clean, Green Machine Request donations of laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, cleansers, scrub sponges, etc.

Challenges/Competitions – organize a contest between offices/divisions/classrooms/grades to see who can collect the most linens.

Events – have an event, party, or school production as part of the drive and charge “admission”.  The admission price = a certain number of food and linens.

Hunger Walk, Run, Bike, or Dance-a-thon – have sponsors pledge food/linens instead of money

Wash Away Hunger—Hold a car wash to collect money to donate to Share.

Food or clothing & linen drives are a great way to help Share fight poverty and hunger in our community!  We’ve made it easy for you to organize a drive.  Customize the flyers on the left or make your own.  You can distribute the flyers to your neighbors and offer your house as the collection point.  You can put out collection bins in your office, church or apartment building.  Almost 100% of what Share distributes is donated to us.  This helps keep our costs down and provides us with the items our clients really need.

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  • Grape or strawberry jelly or jam
  • White Sugar
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • White Rice
  • Ground Coffee
  • Black Tea
  • Mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup
  • Cooking Oil
  • Chunky Chicken Soups (only this kind)
  • 100% Juice
  • Bars of Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Tuna Fish
  • Cereal

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  • Queen and King sized sheets
  • Towels
  • New adult & children’s underwear and t-shirts
  • Pre-teen and teen clothing, especially sizes 11 and 12

Please bring your donations to Share located at McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Virginia 22101.  We are open for donations Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:30 am-noon.

How to Coordinate a Drive
1. Organize – Discuss your plans with the head of your organization.  Pick the date(s) of the drive and when you will deliver goods to Share.  Decide on a theme or target particular items, ex: cereal or towels. Once you have the details, please notify Share at least six weeks in advance of the delivery date.  You can contact Share via email at if you have any questions.

2. Publicize – Copy and put up Share Food Drive flyers where people can see them.  Get the word out through newsletters, emails, web sites, Facebook, and other verbal and written announcements.  Provide a list of the items to be collected.  Once you choose a date to hold your Drive, please contact us at and we’ll help get word out about your drive!

3. Get Started – Provide collection boxes that are clearly marked.  Send email reminders and updates during the drive encouraging people to bring in items.

4. After the Drive – Have volunteers deliver the items to Share.  We will be glad to provide a receipt.  Call ahead to let us know when you will be delivering the items.  Thank key volunteers and all participants who donated.  Let everyone know about the success of your drive.  Post the results wherever you publicized the drive.  Email photos of your drive to and so we can thank you on our website and in our monthly newsletter