Hosting a drive for food or other life essentials can make a significant impact on families in need. And it’s a great way to build community through the shared joy of giving with your friends, your neighborhood, your workplace, or your church.

Think of the simple things you need each day a good meal, a toothbrush. Every year, generous in-kind gifts from friends like you help us fulfill our mission of serving the poor and homeless families in our community.


Traditional Drives

Choose the type of drive you want to do and start collecting! It’s that simple! We can schedule drives for a couple of weeks or a couple of months. We’ll even provide you with printable flyers for our most popular types of drives.

We can provide you with collection barrels or boxes to use during your collection. You can schedule a time to come pick them up, or we can have them delivered!

Drive Categories

Food (Boxes of Hope)

Nonperishable foods to feed a family of four for three days. Download list

Hygiene

Sample and full-size personal-hygiene items. Download list

Baby Products

Baby food, baby formula, and other infant items [no diapers or baby wipes]. Download list

Backpacks and School Supplies (Backpacks of Hope)

We provide backpacks, and school supplies to our children and the community annually. Download list


Virtual Drives

Hosting a virtual food or supply drive through You Give Goods. This turnkey platform lets you create, manage, and share your own virtual drive campaign with your coworkers, neighbors, and friends! Click one of these categories to get started using You Give Goods.


Community Drive Events

Host a community drive in your neighborhood and collect our most needed in-kind commodities today. This is an opportunity to get your local community actively engaged in providing hope for families in need.


More In-kind Ways to Give

AmazonWishlist

AmazonWishlists help take the guesswork out of giving. Browse through our lists of most needed items, purchase the goods, and they’ll be delivered straight to us!

HYGIENE FOOD BABY PRODUCTS BACKPACKS OF HOPE

Walmart RISE Registries for Good

Walmart RISE Registries make it easy to give. Shop our most needed items and they’ll be shipped directly to us!

HYGIENE FOOD BABY PRODUCTS BACKPACKS OF HOPE


Contact us

Would you like to know more about all our drive and in-kind opportunities?
Fill out our General Drives Sign Up Form and we’ll get in touch with you!

For additional assistance, please email us at drive.coordinator@metromin.org or call the Community Donations team at (813) 209-1034 and our team would be more than happy to support you!