10th Anniversary of the "Feed the Need" Food Drive

On behalf of The Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors, Fair Management and staff, we invite you to participate in our 10th Anniversary of the Save Mart & FoodMaxx “Feed the Need” Food Drive. We would like you to join our decade long effort to fight food insecurity by donating canned goods at one or both of our upcoming Food Drives. 

The 4th Edition of the Fresno State “Feed the Need” Food Drive is on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Fresno State Red Lot on the southeast corner of Cedar and Barstow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.! Fair patrons who donate 10 canned goods at this drive will receive 1 Fair admission good for any day of the Fair. All Donations made on this date will benefit the Fresno State Food Security Project’s Student Cupboard.

This year, we are extending the effort to the entire month of September! Visit bit.ly/donatetosc to support the cause! The choice is yours – donate early or visit us on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 


The 10th Anniversary of the Fair-Time “Feed the Need” Food Drive will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fair patrons who donate 5 canned goods at this drive can enter the Fair for free on this day. All donations made on this date will be split between Central California Food Bank and the Salvation Army. 

The Big Fresno Fair would like to thank everyone who helped make the 9th annual Save Mart & FoodMaxx "Feed the Need" Food drive a success yet again! An incredible 188,627 lbs. (or more than 94 tons) of food was collected to help feed those in need in our community bringing the program's nine-year total to more than 805 tons of food collected which has generated more than 1.24 million meals!

The Fair is also seeking bulk food and/or monetary donations from businesses and individuals in the community tied to the “Feed the Need” Food Drive. Special recognition packages are available for those who donate at a certain level. Businesses or individuals interested in making bulk food and/or monetary donations please contact The Big Fresno Fair’s Communications Office at (559) 650-3229 or email danielle@cohencommunications.com.