Beef Jerky Fundraisers

Beef Jerky Fundraisers

Beef jerky fundraising with taste

Offer Jack Link’s 100% pure beef sticks, jerky and steaks. Our beef jerky is high in protein, low in sugar, and contain no MSG or preservatives.

The healthier alternative to candy fundraising. Original beef jerky meets strict dietary guidelines making it the perfect in school fundraiser.

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How Does a Beef Jerky Fundraiser Work?

Everyone knows that candy sells. It’s an impulsive buy that usually turns into a nice profit for the group. But it’s really not healthy. And with the push towards nutritional foods, more sponsors are looking for alternatives. Yet it’s all about the profit and many of these healthier products just don’t sell all that well.

What product can possibly compete with a candy sale while offering better nutrition? The answer is beef jerky. High in protein, low in sugar and no preservatives, beef jerky is a great-tasting nutritious snack that sells. According to a recent article, beef jerky sales are soaring with over $2.8 billion in annual sales. It’s true, more Americans are looking for a healthier meat snack alternative.

If you’re interested in selling beef jerky, simply select one of our products and submit a purchase order. There’s no payment due up front; in fact, you can determine how much to order based on the size of your group by using our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool.

Money is due 15 days after you receive your product which would give you the needed time to sell it 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 known for offering the best beef jerky 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 – We don’t add any shipping cost to your invoice. Even if you reorder, shipping is free.
  • Low Minimums – Low 1 case order minimum.
  • No Cost to Start – Start selling beef jerky today for free.

Questions About Beef Jerky Fundraisers

  1. Is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky healthy? Original beef jerky is made with lean cuts of 100% premium beef that’s 96% fat free, and 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. Does beef jerky meet smart snack requirements to be sold at school? Our original beef jerky is high in protein, low in sugar, and is 96% fat free. It meets the smart snack guidelines and can be sold during school hours.
  5. How long does Jack Link’s Jerky last? As long as the package has not been opened, the product does not need to be refrigerated and will remain fresh. Once opened, be sure to refrigerate or eat it within 3 days.
  6. What kind of beef does Jack Link’s use? Only lean, high-grade cuts of meat are used. 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 write down their name, contact information and how many beef jerky items they’re taking with them to sell.
  • Only issue additional product after students have brought back all of the money from the first round of selling.
  • Plan your fundraiser so you’re not selling a similar product at the same time as another competing group.
  • It may be easier for some students to break the sale down and establish a daily item goal.
  • Remind students to tell people what group they represent and what the money will be used for.
  • 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” your mind might go straight to cookies or chocolate bars, but there are other snacks that are worth considering as a more niche and exciting alternative.

Beef jerky is one that almost everyone recognizes, and many wouldn’t immediately expect for a school fundraising program. It is, however, 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, and originally was a method of preserving meat for longer amounts of time. The word eventually blended with Spanish influence until arriving at “Charqui” which when pronounced with the Native American’s accent sounded like modern day jerky.

It became popular among settlers, and eventually cowboys, when spices were added for flavor. Because of its long shelf life jerky stuck around, racking in about $2.8 billion nationwide with an estimated 600 million of that amounting to beef jerky specifically. 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: its appeal, its benefits, and its convenience. As a staple snack that comes in an array of sizes and flavors, kids are sure to want more than just one. Parents love it as an alternative to other processed handheld snacks because beef jerky is high in protein, low in sugar, and contains no MSG.

The limited amount of ingredients ensure that you have a much better idea of what your kids are consuming. On top of it all, beef jerky is virtually no mess, making it perfect for a lunchbox addition or an after school snack.

Our “Original Beef Jerky” meets federal nutrition requirements, so it can be sold on school grounds during school hours. We recommend selling beef jerky at lunchtime, or directly after school during extracurricular activities and bus rides.

Another good option for a beef jerky sale is during sporting practices, like soccer or kickball, because the salt content helps retain water during physical activity and the protein will promote healthy muscle growth. Beef jerky is small and fast snack that can be kept 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 $29.

The most well-known beef jerky comes in sticks. One case contains about 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 that beef jerky is the perfect snack alternative to sweets, there’s even a turkey & cheddar cheese option. One case of 192 units will profit you $134.

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 are ranked #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 unsure of how many cases of jerky 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.