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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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.