- Select a leadership committee to plan your strategy and theme. - Determine the length of your food drive.
Set a goal.
- Determine how many pounds and how much funds you want to collect.
Arrange food collection barrel delivery and pick-up dates.
- Request/order collection barrels as soon as possible.
Get management involved.
- Encourage executives to show their support by sending emails, voicemails, or letters. - Have your company match employee donations, i.e. $1 for each pound of food collected. - Set up a day for executives to volunteer at SJFP. - Challenge an executive to perform an outrageous activity if your goal is met.
Promote your food drive.
- Organize a kick-off event to build enthusiasm. - Make food drive posters or printed grocery bags. - Handout shopping list of most needed foods. - Announce weekly or daily totals to staff members. - Download SJFP's provided posters and flyers.
Build awareness and visibility.
- Invite participants to tour and sort food at SJFP. - Use paycheck stuffer to remind people about donating.
Make it fun and simple to participate.
- Place grocery bags at every employee or student desk. - Throw an event and charge a can of food for admission. - Hold a raffle.
Encourage financial contributions.
- Set a separate financial goal. - Order and distribute SJFP's donation envelopes.
Utilize exciting competitions and creative themes.
- Have Macaroni Mondays, Tuna Tuesdays, and etc. to encourage specific donations. - Encourage departments of classes to challenge each other to a competition.
Celebrate your success!
Outagamie County TSA Department Food Drive/2014
Postal Carrier Food Drive 2015
Consider these gifts: Your time, money, and food.
Register for an interview to receive food free-of-charge.
Join the team of volunteers who make it all possible.