Seasonal Food Drives

During this holiday season, we rely on our partners in the community to provide nonperishable food donations that support our mission throughout the year. We’re grateful for the businesses, organizations, individuals and groups that collaborate on our behalf to collect good, healthy food; combined, these donations amount to over one million pounds of food annually!  Right now, there are a number of easy ways that you can take action, right from your own neighborhood:

Host Your Own Food and Funds Drive

With just three easy steps, you can host your own community food drive this holiday season. This year, don’t forget to include a digital drive, as every $1 donated to CAFB provides 2.5 meals to the community.

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign

Between November 1st and December 31st, Harris Teeter customers are encouraged to round up at the register in support of the Capital Area Food Bank or contribute a Most Wanted Item to the store food drive. Collection bins are located at the entry way of the store.

Shoppers Food $5 Bags

Anytime through December, Shoppers customers can purchase a $5 Bag filled with nonperishable wellness items for those in need. The bags are collected by the food bank on a weekly basis and distributed to the community.


Now through the end of the year, participate in Safeway’s Holiday Bucks Campaign to provide meals to the community via the Capital Area Food Bank. Customers can donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to contribute.

Giant Food

Starting November 1st, all stores in the metro area are generously collecting food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Collections bins are located at the store entrance, so don’t forget to add a few items to your holiday shopping list! You can also purchase a Nature’s Promise Box that will be donated directly to CAFB.