If you are going to collect cash during the food drive, please fill out a 3rd Party Fundraiser Agreement. It is a very simple document that explains everything you need to know about collecting funds for a charity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the agreement.
Step 2: Develop an idea:
Run a retail store? Offer discounts, a prize draw, or other incentives for donations to the Food Bank or pick a product where a percentage of funds from its sale will go to the Food Bank.
Work with a larger employer? Consider having different departments compete against each other to see who can raise the most money or collect the most food. Offer a prize to the winning team.
Are you a teacher or coach? Put a notice in your school newsletter or team e-blast. Consider each class/team running individual Food Drives and having the class that collects the most food winning a fun prize.
Having a Christmas Party, Birthday Party or just getting together with friends? Have guests bring a donation instead of a gift or as a ‘ticket’ to your get together.
Step 3: Promote your idea:
Put out a box in a high traffic location to remind employees, clients or guests that you are having a food drive. The flashier and the bigger the box the more people will notice it, and don’t forget to mark on the box what it is for.
For Food Drives at staff parties it helps to provide an extra incentive to get people to remember to bring food with them. Provide free entry or a free food or drink voucher with their donation.
Contact Food Bank Coordinator, Sara Jennings for the Food Bank Logo and for the Much Needed Food List to help promote your food drive.
Step 4: Deliver Donation OR Have it Picked Up
Get in touch with Food Bank Coordinator before or after your food drive to coordinate a drop off time or pick up time and location.
Step 5: Thank You’s
Thank your staff who helped with the drive and those who gave to the food drive.
For any Food Bank inquiries, please call Gizem, our Food Bank Coordinator at 604-935-7717 or email email@example.com