Thinking of hosting a Pet Food Drive? That’s great! Not sure how to begin? No problem—Don’t Forget to Feed Me will help you get started.
Logistics & Planning
Organization is key to making sure your food drive runs smoothly. Start by deciding who you are going to target as your donors—friends and family, organizations you are involved in, a sports team… there are lots of possibilities! Don’t forget to check on whether you need permission to solicit for donations!
When will the event start? When will it end? What are your goals? These are very important questions that, once answered, will help your drive run smoothly.
Obtain Materials & Spread the Word
Don’t Forget to Feed Me can provide you with donation boxes, info cards, posters, graphics, etc. for your drive. Email email@example.com for access to our materials. We’ve already created a few basic flyers to help you get started:
- Pet Food Drive Flyer with Cash Option (For drives that will also accept money)
- Pet Food Drive Flyer, NO Cash Option (For drives that cannot accept money)
- Here’s a printable list of items we can and can’t accept.
Get creative. What makes your pet food drive stand out? Is your dog or cat the chair-animal of your pet food drive? If you reach 500 lbs. will your coach get hit in the face with a pie? The more fun you have, the more people will want to get involved.
Put up posters and flyers, spam your social media channels, use all your resources to get people involved in your pet food drive. Post pictures of the pets of people who donate. Ask people what they would do if they couldn’t feed their pets.
Also, let us know what you’re doing for us! We want to promote your pet food drive on our social media sites.
Once your pet food drive is over, be sure to thank everyone who contributed! People love helping a good cause, but they also need to know their contributions are appreciated.
Call or email us to set up a time to bring in your donations. If your drive has been super successful and you have more food than will fit in your vehicle, we will send our DF2FM truck to your location for a pick-up.
We want to get a great picture of you and your donation when you bring it into the warehouse. We love advertising the great work our supporters do!
Deliver pet food donations to the DF2FM warehouse at 5825 E. Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX 76112. We will work with you as much as we can to facilitate a good time for drop-offs.