Frequently Asked Questions
Does NTFB host canned food drives? While NTFB is happy to provide support during your Canned Food Drive, due to 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. NTFB can arrange a pick up if your drive collected more than 8 full NTFB Food Drive boxes. This is equivalent to 2,000 lbs or 2,500 items.
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? You would need to host your food drive a few months in advance. The food you collected needs to be dropped off at least six weeks prior to the holiday. It may take a few weeks for NTFB to sort, box, inventory, and distribute the food you collected 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 food drive at any time of the year.
Do I need to communicate with anyone from NTFB prior to hosting a canned food drive? No, it is not necessary to communicate with NTFB prior to hosting a canned food drive. However, you can register your food drive if you wish by visiting Canned Food Drive | North Texas Food Bank (ntfb.org)
We ask that you review the Canned Food Drive Handbook and contact us if you still have unanswered questions. Contact the NTFB Canned Food Drive Team by emailing [email protected] or calling 214.270.1996.
Where can we pick up canned food drive boxes? We prefer for you to use your own boxes and containers. But if you choose to use NTFB Boxes, then they are available for pick up at our Perot Family Campus: 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano TX 75075. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. No appointment is necessary.