Donation Drive Ideas

Not sure what you want to do for your organization’s drive for the ICM Food Pantry? Check out some ideas below!


Did you know that the ICM Food Pantry has a calendar of monthly requests? Click here to download it!


General & Year-Round Ideas

  • Personal Hygeine Item Drives:
    • “Can You Spare a Square?” Toilet Paper drive
    • Personal Hygeine Items
    • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
    • Feminine Hygeine Items
    • Toilet paper & paper towels
    • Laundry Detergent
  • Babies & Children:
    • Diapers (size 4 & size 5), Pull-Ups, Wipes, and/or Formula
    • New children’s underwear, socks, & pajamas
  • Shelf-Stable Food
    • Non-perishable Food
    • “Spread the Love” Peanut Butter
    • “Rise & Shine” Coffee, Breakfast Foods & Pancake Mixes
    • Be a “Soup”-er Hero
    • “Help your fellow dude give some canned food”
  • Food drive for Homebound Senior Citizens
  • Pets
    • Dog & Cat food
  • Other Cute Ideas:
    • “Pack the Pantry”
    • “Share the Love”
    • “Spread the Love”
    • “You CAN make a difference”

Can you think of any other cute or cool drive slogan ideas? We’d love to add it to our list to help inspire future drives. Email your slogan idea to info@icmtx.org!


Seasons/Holidays

For a great list of worldwide holidays and observance days, check out:

Spring:

  • Valentine’s Day themed drive
    • “Share the Love”
    • “Spread the Love” (peanut butter & jelly)
    • “Get in the Mood to Donate Canned Food”
  • “Spring Cleaning”
    • Household cleaning products & paper towels
  • Cinco De Mayo themed drive
    • “Lets Taco ‘Bout a Good Cause”
    • Tex-Mex food staples like rice, dried & canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned jalepenos, canned salsa

Summer:

Fall:

  • Back to School
    • New school supplies
    • New socks, underwear, and pajamas for children
    • Deadline: Donations should be received by mid-August to be most helpful
  • Halloween
    • “Fang-tastic” Toothpaste & Toothbrush Drive
  • Thanksgiving & Holiday Meals
    • See our holiday food wish list here
    • We are able to receive donations anytime during the fall months

Winter:

  • Christmas or Holiday Meals
    • See our holiday food wish list here
    • We are able to receive donations anytime during the fall months
  • Holiday Toys
    • NEW, unwrapped toys (for ages 0-12 years) and/or gift cards (for older children)
    • Deadline: due by December 10 for best results