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Giving Thanks Food Drive

Roto-Rooter locations come together to collect food for their local communities

With the donation of 2 or more canned goods.

Our food drive

Roto-Rooter locations across the country participate in our annual Giving Thanks Food Drive each November. As we approach the milestone of our fifth year, we're excited to share that our combined efforts have resulted in an astounding collection of over 150,000 items for local food banks and pet shelters. This year, we have set a collection goal of 50,000 items.

Customers can help by donating 2 non-perishable items to receive $75 off any plumbing or drain service*. Donations may be either human or pet food and we’ll make sure they get to a local food bank or neighborhood pet shelter in time for the holidays.

*Plumbing and drain service only. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Offer valid at participating locations.

4,000+ employees participating


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How to Participate

Schedule your service between November 1st and November 30th!
Give your cans to your technician at the end of your service.
Your technician will apply your coupon to your service.

Your donation matters

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children experience food insecurity in the United States.


There are thousands of food banks and pantries across the nation that are dedicated to feeding the hungry in their respective local areas. However, many of these organizations rely on charitable donations from other community members to support their efforts and keep the shelves stocked.


Many who are financially sound oten wildly underestimate the degree to which hunger impacts the nation and even their own communities. Organizing a food drive is a great opportunity for raising awareness about the extent of the problem and the huge need for food and funding.

Best donation items

Local food banks are open to all donations but, if possible, food items with nutritional density are the best option. In many cases, the most affordable options for those with food insecurities, aren’t the healthiest and don’t provide the nutrition necessary to stay full and physically well. Here are some of the best items that you can donate to help.

  • Canned fruits, vegetables, or beans
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken
  • Canned soup, stew, broth, or pasta sauce
  • Packaged foods such as seeds, nuts, oats, granola, rice, quinoa, or pasta
  • Plastic jar foods including nut/seed butters, jelly, or cooking oil
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Pet food
Roto-Rooter Pet Rescues, Giving Thanks Food Drive

Roto-Rooter Pet Rescues

Over the years, Roto-Rooter has been committed to helping our furry friends in need through our Pet Rescues program. During the annual Giving Thanks Food Drive, we offer customers the option to donate pet food items which we make sure to drop off at the local animal shelter.