Fall Food Drive 2023

Fall Food Drive 2023

Please make sure to check this page in September 2024 for the updated Fall Food Drive Information!

October 1-31, 2023

The annual Fall Food Drive—formerly known as Bag-a-Thon—is the biggest food drive of the year at ICS. In addition to collecting pantry staples to stock the Northwest and Mobile Food Banks, the drive brings in seasonal foods that allow ICS clients to enjoy a special holiday meal with their families.

The Fall Food Drive DRIVE

On October 30, the Mobile Food Bank truck will drive around Tucson picking up large food donations from faith communities and businesses. Contact athwaits@icstucson.org if your organization would like to join.


Individual Donation

Bring food donations of any size to an ICS office or other drop-off location. No appointment is necessary.


Group Drive

Perfect for schools, faith communities, workplaces, clubs, neighborhoods, sports teams, scout troops, and more.

  • Use the provided flyers and social media images to collect food as a group throughout October.
  • Drop off one big donation at an ICS location or partner site (see the list on the right side of the page) by October 31.
  • Send us pictures of your group/donation or let us know when you’re coming to drop off so an ICS representative can take pictures, and we’ll share the photos on social media and tag your organization. Use the hashtag #ICSfallfood.


Monetary Donation

No time to shop? Give a monetary donation and we can do the shopping for you.

  • $20 can buy a whole turkey or two whole chickens for a holiday meal
  • $35 can buy a large bag of groceries for ICS food banks
  • $65 can buy a whole holiday dinner for an extended family group


Year-round Food Bank Staples

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, Spam, etc.
  • Meals in cans with pop tops: chili, ravioli, etc.
  • Pasta & canned (no glass) pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit & veggies
  • Adult and child diapers (all sizes) & wipes


Holiday Food Items

  • Instant or fresh potatoes and yams
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned veggies, especially green beans and corn
  • Boxed and bagged stuffing mix
  • Boxed baking mixes (Bisquick, Jiffy cornbread mix, etc.)
  • Gravy mix or canned gravy
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Cream of mushroom soup


ICS Offices

ICS Northwest Food Bank, 2820 W. Ina Rd
on the campus of Christ the King Episcopal Church
Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 8-11 a.m.

ICS Central Office, 122 N. Craycroft Rd
on the campus of Rincon Congregational UCC
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

ICS Eastside Food Drop-off, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
on the campus of New Spirit Lutheran Church
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Partner Locations

Edward Jones
Drop off food at any office in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, or Green Valley. View the full list or find the closest office to your location.

Pima County Public Libraries
Nanini Branch: 7300 N. Shannon Road

Catalina Branch: 15631 N. Oracle Rd., #199

Oro Valley Branch: 1305 W. Naranja Dr.

Dusenberry-River Branch: 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105

Flowing Wells Branch: 1730 W. Wetmore Rd.

Wheeler Taft Abbett Branch: 7800 N. Schisler Dr.

Woods Memorial Branch: 3455 N. First Ave.

Richard Elias Mission Branch: 3770 S. Mission Rd.

Murphy Wilmot Branch: 530 N. Wilmot Rd.

Sahuarita Branch: 670 Sahuarita Rd W

Town of Oro Valley
Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Town Hall (11000 N. La Cañada Drive) and the Community Center (10555 N. La Cañada Drive).


Printable and digital resources for coordinating your organization’s drive in support of ICS.

2023 Fall Food Drive Flyer
8.5″ x 11″, PDF
General event information to print or distribute digitally

Half-page Fillable Flyer
8.5″ x 11″, 2 per page
fillable PDF

Type instructions or contact information into the fillable area, then print copies to distribute throughout your neighborhood or organization.

Social Media Image (square)
Share on social media using #ICSfallfood

Fall Food Drive Story (2)

Social Media Image (story)
Share on social media using #ICSfallfood

Mini Poster
11″ x 17″, PDF
Can be printed on a standard office printer to hang or attach to a food collection box.