Food and Fund Drives

The Food Depot accepts food donations from the public at 1222 A Siler Road in Santa Fe. Food donations are accepted in our lobby Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Please note: The Food Depot CANNOT accept perishable or frozen foods, home-cooked or home-canned foods (including jams and jellies), or opened packages of food.

Host a Food Drive or Fund Drive

Your organization can collect a variety of items to benefit The Food Depot’s hunger-relief programs. Food and/or personal care products are collected at your site and then picked up by The Food Depot staff. Volunteers will sort the items in our warehouse before they travel across Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico to schools, food pantries, senior centers, shelters, and other partner agencies. Collection bins are provided, along with educational materials. 

The Food Depot is currently pausing our community food drives until late spring 2024. Please reach out to media@thefooddepot.org with questions about food drives. If you are interested in doing a food drive this spring, please fill out the interest form linked here or below.

Getting Started

If your organization would like to get more involved in creating healthy, hunger-free communities, fill out this Food Drive/Fund Drive Google Form. The Food Depot’s Events and Outreach Coordinator will be in touch once they receive your information. Every canned food item or dollar supports hunger relief efforts. No organization is too small to host a food or fund drive!

Food Drive Toolkit

Have you contacted The Food Depot and are now ready to host your food drive or fund drive? The toolkit below is filled with resources to help you confidently spread the word throughout your community. The communications team at The Food Depot is always here to help.

Resources are linked below in English and Spanish. 

Flyer: Use the flyers to promote your food drive to your employees, customers, or community members. Simply download the PDF and fill in your organization’s information.

English: Food Drive Fillable PDF

Español: Folleto

Social Media Graphics: We encourage you to post about your food or fund drive on social media. Use our white or yellow premade graphic and create your own copy for the caption or use the copy blocks provided in this toolkit. 

English: Yellow Social Media Graphic and White Social Media Graphic

Español: Gráficos Amarillos para la Red Social and Gráficos Blancos para la Red Social

The Food Depot Logo: The Food Depot logo is available to use when sharing about your food or fund drive. We ask that partners use the logo file is its original form and do not edit The Food Depot logo, including changing the shape by cropping, editing colors, etc. 

The Food Depot Logo in Color 

The Food Depot Logo in Grayscale

Fund Drive QR Code: Use this image to encourage people to donate online to The Food Depot. Every 1$ donated can provide up to 4 meals!

Download the image in English or Spanish.

Food Drive and Toiletries Drive Posters: Hang these posters around your business, school, community, church, etc. to help share The Food Depot’s most requested items. Using these posters will help people donate with confidence. Both the food drive and toiletry drive posters are available in English and Spanish. 

Food Drive Requested Items (English and Español)

Toiletries Drive Requested Items (English and Español)

Copy Blocks for Social Media and Email: Use these copy blocks to share information on social media channels and through email. Simply fill in the necessary information for your organization, and you’re ready to go! Spreading the word about your food drive and/or fund drive will make an even bigger impact on hungry New Mexicans. 

English: Copy for Social Media and Emails

Español: Bloques de Copia para Tu Red Social y Correo Electronico

Press Release: This template is available if you are interested in sharing your food or fund drive with local media outlets. For help with press releases, please email media@thefooddepot.org

English: Food Drive Sample Press Release

Español: Comunicado de Prensa

Download these directions in English and Spanish.

Contact The Food Depot Communications Team!

Events and Outreach Coordinator: events@thefooddepot.org

Media: media@thefooddepot.org

Thank you for helping us feed our community.