Looking for a great way to host a food or fundraiser with your co-workers for the North Texas Food Bank? Here are some proven ideas that have worked for businesses and corporations in our area:
Hold a jeans day for a $1 donation (or more!)
In exchange for a casual work day, VHA in Irving raised $700 for NTFB in one morning with a jeans day celebration. You could also wear orange, the color representing hunger relief, and decorate with orange balloons, flowers, ribbons and streamers.
Organize aspiring chefs in your office to cook a BBQ lunch
Charge your co-workers a suggested donation of $5 to NTFB. Employees at Rent-A-Center in Plano raised over $100,000 with a company match by hosting lunches, breakfasts and even a dunk tank to support NTFB.
Host a Canned Food Drive
Ask your co-workers to focus on crucial protein-enriched items like tuna fish or peanut butter. PrimeSource Builders Supply in Carrollton held a competition between departments to fill the “PrimeSource Pantry”— employees contributed over 8 tons of food to the Food Bank. The winning team was recognized with a special company lunch. Learn more about hosting a Canned Food Drive.
Tips for a Successful Initiative
Start building awareness for your event a month or more in advance by using posters, email blasts, newsletters, intranet, paycheck stuffers and other communication tools. Print out and place recruitment flyers on bulletin boards, in break rooms and other places employees spend time. Distribute educational materials or request a speaker from the Food Bank to inform your employees about the issue of hunger. Finally, be sure to thank and recognize teams for supporting the employee giving campaign.
For more information on your corporate campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.