What’s a Virtual Food Drive? Just the Easiest, Greenest Way to Help!

What’s a Virtual Food Drive? Just the Easiest, Greenest Way to Help!
December 1, 2012 Betsy Stone

Making a difference in the fight against hunger is now as easy as a mouse click! It’s a fun, new way to get involved — and invite your friends to join you. Our goal is to raise $15,000 before Dec. 31 so please give this a try!

With our volume shopping discounts and merchant relationships, we’ll really be able to stretch your donation dollar… and we’ll be better able to purchase perishable, healthy foods in addition to shelf-stable food bank standards. The Virtual Food Drive will allow us to offer holiday meal packs to our clients.

You — or a team that you register — can donate food items online to River City Food Bank.

Click on the shopping cart icon that is our feature image on the home page and start shopping!

Here’s how it works:

Step One: Pick out the foods you’d like to donate on the shopping page. In the example below, we selected tunafish, mac & cheese, oatmeal and veggies. Voila! $10.45 is now displayed in our shopping cart. Can’t decide? Hit “click here to make a donation” and we’ll purchase what’s needed most.

Step Two: Review your shopping cart. You can add or remove items for your cart.

Step Three: Check out. You can still add a general donation or add items at this point. On this page you can also register a team, or identify yourself as part of a team that someone else has created. There are lots of creative possibilities here – like team competitions!

The Virtual Food Drive also gives you an opportunity to honor or remember someone through a gift to River City Food Bank. If you provide us with the information, we will send a note acknowledging your gift and its impact. It’s the perfect option for families who want to do something for the holidays, but who have decided to stop giving more things to each other.

Your Virtual Food Drive purchase is a tax-deductible charitable donation! We will send you a letter thanking you for your gift that you can use for tax purposes. River City Food Bank is the only Sacramento-area food bank open every weekday to anyone experiencing hunger, from anywhere in Sacramento County.