How to Help

Organize a Food Drive for Community Crisis Center, Inc!

The Community Crisis Center, Inc., (CCC) welcomes food drives from area workplaces, neighborhoods, places of worship, classrooms, and more! We’ve worked with SECU Credit Union, Beth El Synagogue, Consolidated Insurance & Risk Management, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, and many others across Baltimore County to lead successful food drives for our clients. Please follow these simple steps to get started on your CCC food drive.

      1. Set goals for your food drive. Determine how much food you want to donate and promote the goal to your group. You can use our promotional flyer template to include the target number of items. Please note that you can also include personal care items in your drive! See the template flyer for suggested food and hygiene items.
      2. Let us know of your plan. Contact Executive Director Eileen Compton-Little at 410-526-7111 or with the proposed delivery date of the food drive as well as your goal for how much food your group will contribute.
      3. Organize and run your food drive. Kick off the food drive by talking about hunger in our neighborhoods and how CCC helps. Share that CCC is a registered 501(c)3 with a Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency and has worked since 1982 to support our neighbors in need.
      4. Share goals and any incentives you have for meeting the goals. Use the Maryland Food Bank’s Maryland Hunger Map, CCC’s End Of Year 2020 brochure and promotional flyer template to help you spread the word.


As part of your kickoff, please be clear about the types of food CCC accepts and does not accept. Here are some general guidelines to share with your group:

      • Only donate items that you would eat.
      • Check that the items are still within the “use before” date.
      • Avoid glass items (with the exception of baby food), which can easily break.
      • Avoid opened items. It’s ok if the external packaging is damaged, so long as the internal packaging is still intact.
      • Do not donate home canned goods.

Thanks for joining the fight against hunger!

Click here to download a customizable
Food Drive Promotional Flyer

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CCCs Bottoms Up collection drive

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to the Community Crisis Center

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the Community Crisis Center