Christmas Food Drives FAQ

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What are Foodbank’s most wanted Christmas items?

Our most wanted items this Christmas are:

  • Canned Fruit and Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Tuna
  • Rice
  • Spreads (Jam, Vegemite, honey)
  • Cereal
  • Tinned Meat
  • Baked beans/tinned spaghetti
  • Long Life Milk *UHT
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Coffee
  • Tea.

When planning and promoting your Food Drive, make sure that you have this ‘shopping list’ handy!

Do you have posters or other materials to help  promote my Food Drive?

Christmas Food Drive posters are available to download in pdf format for you to print and place around your organisation or school and on the collection bins or boxes. Simply download our FBSA Christmas Food Drive Posters , Foodbank – Most Wanted Christmas_Poster, Foodbank – 12 Days of Christmas_Poster or Foodbank SA – Reverse Advent Calendar – Posters (Foodbank SA – Advent calendar). We also have flyers about Foodbank and can deliver collection tins for gold coin donations where appropriate.

Can we get boxes or containers from Foodbank?

You are welcome to use any boxes or recyclable shopping bags to collect your donations. If you would like boxes from Foodbank SA, please drop by at our office at 377A Cross Road, Edwardstown, we are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. For regional warehouse trading hours click here.

What are your drop off points?

You can drop off your donation at any of our four warehouses across the state, or our Food Hubs. You can find all addresses and trading hours here.

Is there anything else important to note regarding delivery?

If you would like a weighted tally of your food drive, we recommend that you label your boxes with your organisation/schools name and the words, ‘please provide a weighted tally’.

When do we need to drop off our food drive donation?

We would appreciate if you could please have all Christmas Food Drive donations to Foodbank SA by early to mid December if possible so we have plenty of time to distribute the food before Christmas.

Is there anything else we could be doing?

We recommend that you promote your food drive in advance to give those in your organisation/school communities, enough time to organise.

You could also run a number of other activities to support the food drive like coin collections for casual days, sausage sizzles, bake sales etc.

For more information


Please contact Sarah Davies, Marketing Manager at 8351 1136, extension 235, or via email on sarahd @ foodbanksa. org. au
We will look to promote your organisation in our marketing, including on social media where relevant.


Please contact Eleisha Golding, School Coordinator at 8351 1136, extension 242, or via email on eleishag @ foodbanksa. org. au
Eleisha has great ideas on how to engage kids to help our community.

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