Food Drives

How to Set Up a Food Drive

Food donations are important to our Food Reservoir. A food drive increases the awareness of hunger in our community and provides an opportunity to help solve our hunger problems. You can set up a food drive at your school, work, church, or organization to help create change in your community.

To get started on holding your own food drive, contact the HACAP Food Reservoir at or by calling (319) 393-7811 and pressing 2.

See our list of our Suggested Food Donations Here

Fast Facts

  • $1 = 6 pounds of food
  • The HACAP Food Reservoir distributes over 6 million pounds of food every year
  • We serve 7 counties (Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington)
  • 1 in 8 individuals in our service area go to bed hungry
  • 40% of clients that are served by our partner agencies are veterans

Plant. Grow. Share.

Do you have your own vegetable garden at home? The HACAP Food Reservoir will graciously accept any of your excess produce during the summer months. Just make sure to call or email in advance before you deliver your fresh fruits and vegetables to the Food Reservoir.

Financial Donations

Financial donations help operating costs, which includes warehouse equipment, food purchasing, staff and food transportation. A $1.00 donation allows the Food Reservoir to purchase approximately 6 meals.