2,500 POUNDS




5,571 POUNDS


Take a look HERE at some of the faces involved in the

2014 DRIVE OUT HUNGER Campaign.


Hardee Help Center Drive Out Hunger Campaign places the power to make a meaningful difference in the fight to end hunger directly with our Campaign Sponsors, and in your hands. The efforts of everyone involved make a huge difference in the amount and variety of foods we're able to distribute.


Get Involved!

Anyone can host a Drive Out Hunger Food Drive.

Each drive can be custom-made to fit your needs and abilities, whether it’s hosted by you, your family, a large corporation or small church group. You set the goal and the duration. You provide the location and imagination. Hardee Help Center supplies everything else you need to help provide food to Hardee County families.


The best place to start is to register your drive by clicking on “Start a Drive."


Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please refer to the Coordinator’s Manual, or email your questions to


How do I sign my organization up for a Drive Out Hunger Food Drive?

Click on Start a Drive above. Once we receive your registration, we’ll send you a confirmation email.


Do you have food or money collection containers to use? Where can I get them?

Yes, we have both money and food collection containers. However, we have limited supplies. If you are hosting a large drive and are in need of multiple containers, we can discuss the best way to arrange this. You are also welcome to use your own food donation containers and print off a Collection Flyer and attach to your container.


What else does Hardee Help Center provide for my drive?

Additional basic materials for coordinating a drive, and hunger awareness material are found below.


Drive Out Hunger Campaign Food Drive Logo

Promotional Flyer #2

Thank You Flyer

Hunger Facts / Talking Points

Activities Calendar

A Place at the Table (Video) -  "A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry..."


What should I do with my food and money donations when my drive is done?

Food and monetary donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is highly recommended to schedule a time to drop-off to insure a staff member will be available to direct and possibly assist with unloading the donations.


What are the most needed food items?

Although cash donations are the easiest and most efficient way to donate, we appreciate each and every food donation as well. Our Most Needed Items are meat and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, complete meals, grains, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.



2014 Drive Out Hunger Collection Sites were located at:

Bailey's Dance Academy

Bayside Community Church

City of Bowling Green

City of Wauchula

Dollar General (Bowling Green)

Hardee County Public Library

Hardee County Tax Collector

Herald Advocate

Peace River Explorations (AKA Train Depot)

Tip Toes Dance Studio

Town of Zolfo Springs

Winn-Dixie (South)




2014 Drive Out Hunger Collection $ Containers were located at:

Ace Hardware

Gloria's Restaurant

Guille's Place

Java Cafe

Paul's Kitchen

The Madison Salon and Spa
2 Dye 4 Hair Salon



2014 Drive Out Hunger Serving Opportunities included:

Location: Hardee Help Center

713 East Bay Street · Wauchula, FL 33873

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, November 12th · 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, November 13th · 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 18th · 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, November 21st · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Drive Out Hunger Food Pantry - Picking a day and time listed above to stop by Hardee Help Center to help sort and stock food items. Volunteers helped us get the food ready to be distributed to families!



Call us:


Find us: 

713 E Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday, 9am - 12pm, 1 - 2pm

© 2013 by Hardee Help Center