Food Drives

When you coordinate a food drive at your work, school, club, or organization you are helping us meet the increased demand for shelf stable food for our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. Many families have limited access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food and rely on the supplemental non-perishable food they receive at their local pantry.   Whether at your place of business or in the classroom a food drive is an opportunity to work together with a common goal of feeding our neighbors.

Please contact Laurie McAnespie at 

Please note, due to limited resources, we are only able to pick up food drives over 1000 pounds (approximately 1000 cans). Delivering your donations to the food bank is a “bonus” donation to us.  It enables us to better utilize our man power hours and save in fuel costs as well.  Your drive can be delivered and weighed Monday-Friday from 8:30-3:00

Below please find our Food Drive Tool Kit, posters, and flyers which contains everything you ever needed to know about conducting a food drive.  We welcome donations of supermarket and big store gift cards.

Food Drive Tool Kit

18 x 24 Food Drive Poster

Thanksgiving Food Drive Flyer

Amazon Pantry – Participants can order directly from Amazon Pantry and have shipped to our warehouse.  The items should be designated as a gift and you will be prompted to enter your name and company.  Again this helps us to track the donations and give your drive credit for the contribution.  Amazon Wish List

Walmart Registry for Good – We have set up a registry containing some of our favorite and most popular pantry items.  Order from the list and ship directly to our warehouse.  Search for Merrimack Valley Food Bank Registry for Good

Please ship all items to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 733 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854 – Attention:  Laurie McAnespie

Fund Drive

Direct your colleagues, club members, friends, and family to donate through our website.  Be sure to have them designate that their donation is part of your food and fund drive so that we can track those donations for you.  Donations can be made securely on our website by clicking the Donate Now Button

Donations can be shipped toMerrimack Valley Food Bank, 733-735 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854

Checks can be made payable to: Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc., P.O Box 8638, Lowell, MA 01853