Food & Fund Drives
Food & Fund Drives raise donations during a designated length of time. You can host a food & fund drive in your neighborhood or at your workplace, school, club, or place of worship.
For example, a school decides to organize a food drive during the month of May during which each grade competes to see who can collect the most food donations.
If you’d like to collect monetary donations, but would like to do so virtually, see the information below about setting up a Virtual Food Drive. If you end up collecting more than 1,000 pounds of food, you can schedule a food drive pick-up.
Virtual Food Drives
Virtual Food Drives (VFDs) are custom, online fundraising pages that allow you to raise monetary donations. Set a monetary goal and create a custom URL for your page. Then share your page with others—anyone who donates through your VFD will contribute to your overall goal and will also receive an automatic email receipt.
For example, an individual decides to raise money for the Food Bank as part of a loved one’s birthday. They set their monetary goal as $2,000 and friends and family then contribute to the goal via the VFD link.
Cause Marketing Campaigns
Cause Marketing Campaigns (CMOs) are campaigns that involve a cooperative effort between a business and nonprofit organization for mutual benefit. CMOs raise monetary donations for an organization from a percentage of sales collected through a marketing strategy.
For example, a home goods store decides to provide proceeds to the Food Bank from 10% of votive candle sales during the month of October.
Once you’ve filled out our formalized Letter of Agreement, you’ll receive an email confirmation with all the information you’ll need to get started.
Please use the following resources to help make your food & fund drive, event, or cause marketing campaign a success: