NTFB FY16 Annual Report Canned Food Drive Handbook - Page 12

Frequently Asked Questions

Does NTFB host canned food drives? While NTFB is happy to provide support during your Canned Food Drive, because of limited resources NTFB relies on community members like you to promote and coordinate the logistics of community Canned Food Drives.

What support can NTFB provide for my canned food drive? NTFB can provide boxes, printable posters/flyers, social media graphics, and best practices to make your drive a success. For Canned Food Drives collecting more than 250 items, we may also be able to pick up the food you collect.

If I live outside of Dallas County, can I still host a canned food drive for NTFB? Yes! NTFB serves 13 counties (Dallas, Denton, Collin, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, and Navarro). If you live in one of these counties, we are able to provide support for your Canned Food Drive. If you do not live in one of these counties, please visit FeedingAmerica.org to learn which food bank serves your community.

I want the food I collect to go to people on a specific holiday (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas); when do I need to host my canned food drive? It may take up to 4 weeks for NTFB staff and volunteers to sort, box, and distribute the food you collect once we have received it. That being said, hunger is a year-round issue and the food you collect will help many people in need regardless of the season, so we encourage you to host a canned food drive at any time of the year.

Do I need to communicate with anyone from NTFB prior to hosting a canned food drive? If you would like your Canned Food Drive to benefit NTFB, we ask that you review the Canned Food Drive Handbook and register your drive with us so we are able to best support you. Please register each pickup location individually.

Where can we pick up Canned Food Drive boxes? Boxes are available for pick up at any of our campuses (Distribution Center Campus: 4500 S. Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Texas 75236 or Dallas Farmers Market Campus: 1010 S. Pearl Expy., Dallas, Texas 75201) or at participating Sam’s Club stores. Click here to see the full map.

Can I request that NTFB deliver Canned Food Drive boxes to me? Yes. Once you select this option during registration, please be on the lookout for communication from our staff on next steps to coordinate a drop-off. Due to limited resources, especially during the holiday months, it may take up to 3 weeks for us to coordinate a box drop off.