Virtual Food Drive

These days, most life tasks can be conducted online.

With a few clicks of the mouse, one can easily pay the bills, book a dream vacation, support a favorite charity, and even shop for clothes.

We can do virtually anything online – pun intended!

Thanks to the creation of the virtual food drive, you can even hold a food drive online.

Now, instead of trying to remember to stop at the grocery store to pick up your donations, you can simply browse the “virtual grocery store.”

You’ll navigate a virtual shopper through the store, dropping items in the cart. It’s almost like playing a game!

As you shop, the computer tabulates your total donation. When you’re ready to check out, you simply pay the “grocery total” as your donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

The funds donated through your virtual food drive come directly to the Foodbank to purchase food items to help feed the more than 57,000 individuals who rely on us for assistance each week.

You get to donate food right to those who need it! Best of all, there’s no waiting in grocery store lines, lifting cases of food, or trying to remember to bring in your canned goods!

If you’d like to organize a virtual food drive with your friends, family or colleagues, you can contact our food drive coordinator, Casey Milton. She’ll provide you with a personalized URL link for your virtual food drive.

For more information or to get your virtual food drive started please visit our website.


Bethany Prange is the communications coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank

Casey Milton is the product donation coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank