Red Barrel Program

Have you noticed one of these red barrels in the grocery store where you shop?

In 2015, Red Barrel donations totaled 99,904 food items.

Contributing to the red barrel is as easy as buying a few extra cans of food while you shop and dropping them in on your way out of the store. Another even better way to contribute is to buy a $6.00 or $12.00 hunger sack, a grocery bag containing the most needed items. All food and personal care items collected by the Red Barrel Program goes to the DMARC Food Pantry Network.

Red Barrel Volunteer Program

Red Barrel “Sack Saturdays” are staffed by groups of volunteers from churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations. Events typically run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday morning and require a minimum of four volunteers (two volunteers per two-hour shift).

“Sack Saturday” volunteers encourage support of the Red Barrel program by working in local grocery stores and asking shoppers to:

  • Purchase Hunger Sacks for the red barrels.
  • Provide cash contributions.
  • Purchase and donate individual food or personal care items.

To sign-up for a Red Barrel volunteer shift, visit our VolunteerSpot page below!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com