How to Hold a Successful Food Drive
Create a competition between classrooms, departments or floors at your organization. It makes more fun for the employees and people always seem to raise more when there is a rivalry involved. Prizes help too!!!
Create a goal and add an incentive, by allowing employees to wear jeans if they meet their goal. Groups have also sold jeans passes for employees to purchase the privilege of dressing down, with all proceeds going to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Theme Food Drives
Pick a theme for your food drive or choose themed days, such as baby day or pasta day and have all of the employees participate by bringing items associated with that theme. This can be lots of fun in conjunction with holidays!
Encourage your group to skip one meal giving what money they would have spent on that skipped meal to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Preferred Food Items
Utilize our list of preferred items and designate “items of the day” for people to donate each day.
Food drives combined with other events or promotions are often very successful. For example, a company picnic is a great time to bring food as well as donate food.
Loose Change and Penny Wars
Have a loose change container sitting out in your company’s cafeteria. Have a penny war by setting out large glass jars throughout the company and have a race to see who can fill their jar with the most pennies.
Money can also be collected during a food drive. Encourage your company to match the pounds of food collected by donating a dollar amount per pound of food with all of the proceeds benefiting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
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