Many, many churches in our conference support their local food bank. Here are some different ways this outreach is promoted:
Reverse offering: Have slips of paper with items needed in the offering plate. People take one or more and bring the item the next week.
Pluck a feather: Create a large turkey. Make the feathers out of construction paper, and write something needed at the food bank on each feather. People ‘pluck’ the feather(s) they want to take home as a reminder and bring back the food and feather.
Peanut Butter Sunday: Designate a Sunday for one particular need. Collect for a given period of time.
Canstruction: Design something to be made out of cans that people donate. Google 'canstruction' or check out this link canstruction.
Gourmet dinner: Plan a special dinner (for 10?) with a couple friends. Sell tickets. Donate the money to the food bank.
Souper bowl: Collect cans of soup the weeks before the Super Bowl.
Kiss a pig: Have two competing groups in the church (youth/adults, men/women, etc) and see which one can bring in the most food for the food bank over a given time. Designate a key person representing each group. Losing team's designated person must kiss a pig (or some other random animal) during worship.