Drive Thru Pantries

A drive-thru pantry is a food distribution where you can pick up a nutritious mix of free food and groceries without leaving your car. This makes it convenient and easy for you to get food.

Need help finding a drive-thru pantry near you? Enter your zip code and connect with your local food bank. Your food bank can share the hours and locations of drive-thru pantries and other food distributions.

How a drive-thru pantry works

There are many opportunities at our national office and the network of food banks to help communities get the food and resources they say they need to thrive.

Drive up

Food bank staff and volunteers will guide you through the line and help you get food quickly.


You will check in at your car. You may be asked about your family members, income and dietary preferences.

Get your food

Pre-packed boxes or bags of food are loaded into your trunk. Make sure you have plenty of room. Once you have the food, you can drive off.