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Success Stories

There are many ways to run a successful food drive. Every food drive is unique and each of our food drive partners knows how best to motivate their donors into action. Below you’ll find a compilation of success stories from our food drive partners over the years. We hope this will help you discover new ideas for your next food drive. We’d encourage you to share your success story and photos at the end of your food drive as inspiration for others.


1
Food Drive Dates:
August 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection
Food Drive Name:
Fred Astaire Park Ridge Food Drive
Participant Type:
Students of the studio, Staff members
Organization:
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Approximate # of Participants:
50+

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Park Ridge was thrilled to learn that they could contribute to their community through the generosity of their students and staff....
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2
Food Drive Dates:
October 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection, Online Grocery Shopping Page
Food Drive Name:
Guerrero Howe Food Drive
Participant Type:
Employees at Guerrero Howe
Organization:
Guerrero Howe
Approximate # of Participants:
90+ Guerrero Howe staff members

In October 2016, Guerrero Howe hosted our annual food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Staff were split into 6 teams across different depar...
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3
Food Drive Dates:
October 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection, Cash Collection
Food Drive Name:
Nathan Smolensky Bar Mitzvah
Participant Type:
Guests of Nathan Smolensky's Bar Mitzvah
Organization:
Emanuel Congregation
Approximate # of Participants:
100

Nathan Smolensky, a seemingly average 13 year old boy, eagerly awaits his Bar Mitzvah. Except, this young man is not only getting ready for his day of celebrati...
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4
Food Drive Dates:
November 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection, Online Grocery Shopping Page
Food Drive Name:
CDLC Giving Thanks Food Drive
Participant Type:
Families, Children, Teachers, Grandparents
Organization:
Creme de la Creme- Lincoln Park
Approximate # of Participants:
150

The families of Crème de la Crème in Lincoln Park had a wonderful time participating in our food drive this year! It was so fun to watch the pare...
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5
Food Drive Dates:
November 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection, Online Grocery Shopping Page, Cash Collection
Food Drive Name:
SourceOne Events' 2016 Food Drive
Participant Type:
Employees/Coworkers, Friends & Partners
Organization:
SourceOne Events
Approximate # of Participants:
35

SourceOne Events, a leading provider in the events and expo industry is proud to have been able to take part in their first ever Thanksgiving food drive. Canned...
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6
Food Drive Dates:
December 2016
Collection Type:
Food Collection
Food Drive Name:
Oak Forest Park District Warriors Wrestling Club
Participant Type:
Friends and family
Organization:
Oak Forest Park District Warriors Wrestling Club
Approximate # of Participants:
50

Members of the Oak Forest Park District Warriors Wrestling Club went door-to-door during a CAROLING FOR CANS holiday food drive collection event! Moms, Dads an...
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Share Your Success

Please take a moment to share what made your food drive a success.

Did you organize a competition among coworkers? Did you have a special prize for the person or team that collected the most food? Did you coordinate your food drive in conjunction with a special event or meeting? Help our other food drive partners make their food drive as successful as yours by sharing what worked well for you.

Please note that by submitting a success story we do not guarantee that your food drive will be featured. Featured stories are updated a minimum of once a quarter.

Contact Information

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Food Drive Information

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