Youth Volunteer Project Idea: Scavenger Hunt Food Drive

Teen Volunteer Project Idea - Scavenger Hunt Food Drive


People living in 14% of U.S households don’t know where their next meal will come from. And no, they’re not deciding whether to hit up Chipotle or Subway. They don’t know whether they will be able to afford food at all.

Let’s team up together for a fun scavenger hunt to help change that!

Food drives are a great way to help alleviate hunger in your community, but why not change things up a bit with a scavenger hunt food drive! Plus, did you know that food banks are often in need of things like toilet paper and diapers that many people don’t think to donate?

Here’s how to coordinate a food drive scavenger hunt to help hungry families in your community:

  1. 1. Ask your local food bank what the most needed items are this time of year.
  2. 2. Make a flier that lists these items and explains when you will be holding your scavenger hunt to pick them up. Make sure to mention that you’re with Youth Volunteer Corps!
  3. 3. Distribute these fliers around the neighborhood(s) where you’ll be holding your scavenger hunt.
  4. 4. On the day of the hunt, divide into teams of 3-4. Split up and go collect any donations that neighbors have set aside for your food drive. Challenge the other teams to see which team can collect every item on your food drive’s most-needed list first.
  5. 5. Deliver your collected items to the food bank, and make sure to thank everyone who donated items!

Thanks to YVC of Iron County for this creative project idea! Read more about their scavenger hunt food drive here.

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