A month-long food drive focused on noodles! The goal is to collect:

  • 5,000 boxes or bags of pasta and spaghetti noodles
  • 5,000 cans of pasta sauce (no glass, please)
  • 5,000 boxes of macaroni and cheese


The entire month of February. Drop off donations February 1-29, 2024.


Northwest Food Bank, 2820 W. Ina Rd
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat 8-11 a.m.

Eastside Food Drop-off, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

One-click shop and donate option: Shop using our Amazon Lotsa Pasta Wishlist! Easily add items into your cart and then select the Front Office Coordinator Address to have your pasta donation mailed straight to ICS!


Anyone can donate items or organize a local drive: faith communities, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, clubs, community partners… and you!


A pasta dinner is an easy, shelf-stable meal that is popular at ICS food banks. It can feed a family of four for under $5, and kids usually like it.

In Praise of Pasta

Pasta is a staple food in ICS food banks. Here’s why:

  • People of all ages love it – even picky kids.
  • It doesn’t need refrigeration.
  • It is easy to prepare, requiring very little cooking experience and few tools.
  • Pasta can be a good source of energy, fiber, and nutrients.
  • A bag of noodles and a can of pasta sauce or a box of macaroni can feed a family of 4 for under $5.


1. Download forms & flyers.

Donation Form
Include this form with your donation.

Flyers: full page | half page
Distribute to your congregation, post in the office, or pass around your neighborhood.

Social Media Images (PNG)
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Use #ICSLotsaPasta and post on your social channels to let everyone know you’re supporting ICS.

2. Collect pasta.
Use this simple sign to label your collection box or table.

3. Photograph your pile of pasta.
Take a picture of the pasta display/collection spot in your facility and post it on social media – tag @icstucson and #ICSLotsaPasta.

4. Let us know you’re coming.
Contact Becky Lococo (blococo@icstucson.org) to schedule a photo op if you’d like to be featured and tagged on our social media channels. You can also schedule a drop-off time outside of regular business hours.

5. Drop off donations at ICS.
Fill out the donation form on this page and then bring your pasta to one of these sites:

Northwest Food Bank
2820 W. Ina Rd
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat 8-11 a.m.

Eastside Food Bank
8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.