Annual School Food Drive Competition

Our Annual Student Food Drive brings in much needed food and cash to United Food Bank, as well as hunger awareness in our community. Over the years it has become one of our primary sources of privately donated food.  We are proud to say that nearly 84 schools participated this year and collected over 162,000 pounds of food and over $3,400!

Trophies are given out to the schools that collect the most pounds of food per student. Winners are found in each category such as elementary, high school, alternative, etc. A trophy is also given to the overall winning school from all categories.

Get your school involved!
There are many different ways to coordinate your school food drive. Often times, getting a group or classroom behind the idea makes your food drive much more successful. Consider planning the food drive with your student council, service clubs, or even with a particular class. In any case, you must get a teacher or faculty member to help you.

Next, fill out this form and you will be contacted by our Food Drive Coordinator. Or email . We will provide you with posters, flyers, food drive bins, and even a cash donation collection box. The rest is up to you! Get as creative as you like- feel free to  look through our Success Suggestions  to get some ideas.

This Year’s Winners

This years’ winners are in… The winners for the 2012/2013 year are listed below by school district!

Tempe School District:

  • Elementary School – Hudson Elementary School
  • High School – Desert Vista High School
  • Alternative School – Compadre Academy North

Mesa School District:

  • Elementary School – Highland Elementary School
  • Junior High – Stapley Junior High School
  • High School – Red Mountain High School
  • Charter School – Mesa Academy for Advanced Students
  • Alternative School –  Riverview High School
  • Early Learning School – East Mesa Early Childhood Education Center
  • Pre-School – Learning Safari


  • East Valley Institute of Technology

Higley School District:

  • Elementary School – Power Ranch Elementary
  • High School – Williams Field High School

Gilbert School District:

  • Elementary School – Carol Rae Ranch Elementary
  • Junior High – Desert Ridge High School
  • High School – Highland High School
  • Charter School – San Tan Learning Center
  • Alternative School – Canyon Valley High School
  • Academy School – Gilbert Classical Academy
  • Pre-School – Kinderbugs Pre-School

Chandler School District:

  • Elementary School – Patterson Elementary School
  • High School – Basha High School

Queen Creek:

  • Alternative School – Canyon State Academy