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Host a Food Drive

Are you looking for a fun, easy way to make a difference in the Oshkosh Area? Hosting a food drive is a great way to come together as a team of like-minded individuals to do just that! When the community donates food to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry it makes a direct impact. Whether it’s a can of vegetables from your pantry or a truckload of cereal from a processing facility, your donation is distributed straight to the tables of hungry families in Southern Winnebago County.

You can create and manage a campaign in any way you choose. When your food drive is complete, we ask that food is delivered to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry or contact us if you need assistance with a bigger vehicle. If you would like to host a food drive for a specific item or type of food, feel free to contact us about our current highest needs. The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is supported by community wide drives and events every year.
Some of the events we participate in are:

• The Postal Carrier’s Drive: May
• Boy Scouts Drive: Summer and October
• Farmer’s Market on Main and Festival: June-October
• Lourde Highschool’s Stuff the Bus Event at Festival

Click here to view and fill out our Food Drive Form.

Food Drive Contact Information

Elizabeth Turner, Program Manager
manager@oacptoday.org • (920) 651-9960 x2
Hours of Availability:
Monday-Friday 8:00am -4:00pm
  • Items OACP can use:
    • Canned Meat – Chicken, tuna, pork, beef, mac and beef, etc.
    • Canned Vegetables – Green beans, peas, carrots, peas and carrots, potatoes, corn, etc.
    • Canned Fruit – Peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, etc.
    • Canned Soup – Tomato, chicken noodle, beef stew, chili, cream of mushroom, etc.
    • Prepared Meals – Ricearoni, macaroni and cheese, etc.
    • Grains – Rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta, etc.
    • Canned Tomato Products – Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, peeled tomatoes, pasta sauce, etc.
    • Condiments – Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressings
    • Kids Snacks – applesauce, crackers, granola bars ( anything that we need for kids corner/school)
    • Cereal
    • Peanut butter and Jelly products
  • Items OACP can NOT use:
    • Rusty or unlabeled cans
    • Perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
    • Homemade items
    • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
    • Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
    • Opened or used items

How You Can Help

We rely on volunteers to inspect, sort, shelve and distribute donated food. Become a partner in the fight against hunger. The volunteer spirit is alive and well in our community.

We Can...

Pick up, store and distribute the following types of products: • Fresh Products • Dehydrated • Discontinued • Out of Specification • Frozen • Dry • Surplus • Bulk • Canned • Damaged Packaging • Mislabeled • Code-Dated

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