What is Fall into Giving?
Fall into Giving is a coordinated, month-long food and funds drive leading up to Giving Tuesday. This year's drives will occur throughout the month of November. Fall into Giving is an opportunity for our communities to come together this season to change lives for families across eastern Illinois. Each fall, schools and organizations across our 18-county service area host food drives and fundraisers for Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Due to the pandemic, this year we are going virtual! Participants can go online to www.eiffooddrive.org, add food items to their cart, and then select their school or organization's name in the drop-down menu during checkout. It's safe, easy and allows participants to make the greatest impact with their donations!
How to Get Involved
Register your drive by clicking HERE. Once you've signed up, we'll send you an email with an electronic flyer you can distribute throughout your school or organization. Participants can then go to www.eiffooddrive.org to shop the virtual market!
What is a virtual food drive?
Virtual food drives are a fun, easy and safe way to help those facing hunger in our community. Participants in your virtual drive can visit www.eiffooddrive.org and shop in the virtual market by placing items in their cart. When they check out, they can select your school or organization's name from the drop-down menu to ensure that their donation is credited to your drive.
How will my organization know how much our virtual food drive raised?
After Fall into Giving concludes at the end of November, EIF will send an email to each participating organization to let them know how much money their virtual food drive raised, and how that impacts their community.
What if my organization prefers to do a traditional food or funds drive instead of virtual?
Due to the pandemic, Eastern Illinois Foodbank is strongly encouraging organizations to host virtual drives. However, if your organization would like to host a traditional food or funds drive, just let us know by making a note on your registration form in the message box. Please note, EIF will be unable to supply boxes, signs or other materials, and will be unable to coordinate pick up of donated food items. At the conclusion of your drive, you can bring donations to our warehouse at 2405 N. Shore Dr in Urbana Monday-Thursday from 7am-4pm and Fridays from 7am-noon.
How can I promote my organization's drive?
EIF will supply an electronic flyer to use for promoting your drive. Schools often host successful drives by having student groups lead the fundraising efforts.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving to kick off the holiday giving season that occurs the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. This year, Giving Tuesday is November 30th. Click here for more information about Giving Tuesday!