Beef Jerky Fundraisers

Beef Jerky Fundraisers

100% pure beef fundraisers

The perfect quick energy snack. Make big profits off our #1 selling beef sticks, jerky, steaks, or beef & turkey cheese combos.

A healthier choice. Jack Link’s® products are high in protein, low in sugar, no MSG or preservatives. Original beef jerky meets strict dietary guidelines to be sold at school.

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How Does a Beef Jerky Fundraiser Work?

What competes with a candy sale but offers better nutrition? The answer is beef jerky. According to a recent article, beef jerky sales are soaring with over $2.8 billion in annual revenue.

High in protein, low in sugar and no preservatives, beef jerky is a great-tasting snack that sells.

If you’re interested in selling beef jerky, select a product and submit a purchase order. Use our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool to determine how much to order based on the size of your group.

There's no upfront payment. Money is due within 15 days after receiving your product. This gives you the needed time to sell the product and collect your money.

What Makes Our Beef Jerky Fundraisers Better?

  • Jack Link’s® Quality. A family-owned business that became successful using high-quality old-world recipes. They’re famous for offering the best beef in fundraising.
  • Unique Products. Choose from an assortment of beef, turkey or steak. You can even add cheese and choose flavors like teriyaki and jalapeño.
  • Free Shipping. There's no cost to ship your order. Even shipping your reorder is free.
  • Low Minimums. Orders can be as low as 1 case.
  • No Cost to Start. Start selling beef jerky today for free.

Questions About Beef Jerky Fundraisers

  1. Is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky healthy?

    Made with lean cuts of 100% premium beef, original beef jerky is 96% fat free, with no added MSG or nitrates.

  2. What's the best-selling beef jerky?

    Original Beef Sticks.

  3. Is beef jerky real beef?

    Yes. It’s made by marinating beef in a curing solution and then dried.

  4. Can you sell beef jerky at school?

    Yes. Our original beef jerky meets smart snack requirements. Because it's high in protein, low in sugar, and is 96% fat free, you can sell it during school hours.

  5. How long does Jack Link’s Jerky last?

    As long as the package is sealed the product remains fresh at room temperature. Once opened, be sure to refrigerate or eat within 3 days.

  6. What kind of beef does Jack Link’s use?

    Only lean, high-grade cuts of meat. They use inside round beef, which is a leaner cut with less fat. Learn more

Beef Jerky Fundraising Ideas & Tips

  • Use a tracking sheet to keep track of your inventory. Have your students provide their contact information and # of items they’re taking to sell.
  • Only issue more product after students have brought back the money from the first round.
  • Plan your fundraiser so you’re not selling a similar product at the same time as another competing group.
  • It may be easier for students to break the sale down and establish a daily item goal.
  • Remind students to tell people what group they represent and the purpose for the money.
  • Make sure your students have money collection envelopes.
  • Professionalism matters. Be sure they remember to thank people for their order, regardless of the outcome.

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Beef Jerky Fundraising for Schools

When you think “school fundraiser” you might go straight to cookies or chocolate bars. But there are other snacks worth considering as a niche and exciting alternative.

Beef jerky is one that almost everyone recognizes, and many wouldn’t expect. Yet it's one of the most popular snack items in the USA, which means a beef jerky sale will have wide appeal.

Beef Jerky History and Trends

The word “jerky” originates from the Native American word “Ch’arki” which means dried meat. It was a method of preserving meat for longer amounts of time. The word eventually blended with Spanish influence until arriving at “Charqui”. When pronounced with the Native American’s accent sounded like modern day jerky.

It became popular among settlers, then cowboys when spices were added for flavor. Because of its long shelf life, jerky stuck around. Today it rakes in about $2.8 billion nationwide. With a food this popular, selling beef jerky will be a smashing success.

Why Beef Jerky?

Beef jerky is an excellent choice for several reasons. It's appealing, it has health benefits, and it's convenient. As a staple snack that comes in an array of sizes and flavors, kids are sure to want more than one. Parents love it as an alternative to other processed handheld snacks. Beef jerky is high in protein, low in sugar, and contains no MSG.

The limited amount of ingredients ensure you have a much better idea of what your kids are consuming. On top of it all, beef jerky isn't messy, making it perfect for a lunchbox addition or an after school snack.

“Original Beef Jerky” meets federal nutrition requirements. This means groups can sell it on campus during school hours. We recommend selling beef jerky at lunchtime. Or right after school during extracurricular activities and bus rides.

Another good option for a beef jerky sale is during sporting events, like soccer or kickball. The salt content stimulates thirst and water retention during physical activity. And the protein will promote healthy muscle growth. Beef jerky is a small and fast snack that can stay ready on the sidelines for bites between plays.

Beef Jerky Fundraiser Options

Original beef jerky is a good starter. Each bag contains several suggested servings, and one case of 48 bags will profit you $58.

The most well-known beef jerky comes in sticks. One case contains 400 beef jerky sticks, and at a suggested selling price of $1 each, you’ll make $160 per case!

If you’re not already convinced beef jerky is the perfect snack, there’s always turkey & cheddar cheese. Earn $134 selling one case of 192 units.

Or go a step further and offer our beef steak products. Choose between 2 great flavors, original beef steak and teriyaki beef steak. Jack Link’s® Steaks ranks #1 of all steaks in the beef jerky fundraising arena. Nobody makes Steaks like Jack Link’s®, which is why we’re in most major convenience stores.

If you’re not sure how many cases to order, we have a tool that will help calculate an approximate amount for your group. Keep in mind that shipping is free, so ordering more if you need it is hassle-free.