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Organize a Drive for Vermillion Food Pantry

Rally your student organization, work teams, faith community or friends and family and help provide essential items to Clay County residents in need.

Most-needed Items for Drives:

  • Canned meat & tuna

  • Peanut butter

  • Pasta & pasta sauce

  • Canned veggies

  • Toilet paper

  • Laundry pods

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste

  • Shaving cream

 

Event-related Drive

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Request donations at your game or event.

Polaris-Vermillion & Vermillion Rotary Club routinely collect food & cash at events and donate them to VFP.


Ask people to bring donations of non-perishable food items or financial contributions to your next business event, potluck or retirement party.


Promote your drive with flyers, emails, social media and by letting the local media know!

Community-wide Drive

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Promote a drive throughout your organization, church, dorm, campus or community.

Organizations like the Vermillion Postal Workers Union and Beta Alpha Psi at the University of South Dakota place door tags at residences announcing a specific date they will pick up donations.


Folks place donations outside their doors and your volunteers collect and deliver them to the VFP.

Promote your drive with flyers, emails, social media and by letting the local media know!

Themed Drive

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Imagine the pasta-bilities!

United Church of Christ-Congregational and USD sororities and fraternities request specific items for themed drives:

  • "Souper Bowl" Soup Drive

  • "Super Roll" Toilet Paper Drive

  • Feminine Hygiene Products Drive

  • Peanut Butter Crusade


Promote your drive with flyers, emails, social media and by letting the local media know!

Promote Your Drive

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Tell everybody!

Tips for Generating Publicity

At least 2 weeks prior to the drive, create and distribute flyers, emails & social media posts.
Provide key info:

  • Suggested foods for contribution (specific items requested by the organizations, non-perishable foods, gift cards)

  • Date, time & location of event or food collection

  • Use the VFP name + logo

  • Your organization's contact info

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Clarissa Fernandez, USD Beta Alpha Psi

"The food drive has given me a chance to get more involved within my community and develop relationships with those around. It has also given me an opportunity to give back and work towards the mission

of combatting food insecurity!"