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Why Beef Jerky Fundraisers are a Great Alternative

By Clay Boggess on May 9, 2014
Why Beef Jerky Fundraisers are a Great Alternative

Advantages to selling beef jerky over candy

With so many groups selling candy fundraisers, is it any wonder that some are looking for alternatives? We see groups selling them every day. Why, because they’re great money makers.

But we don’t have to wait for people to sell them to us because we willingly go to the store and buy them ourselves. According to, Halloween is by far when we eat the most sweets. They estimate about 4% of all candy consumed in the U.S. is consumed on Halloween. That may seem like a small number, but in dollars, it’s significant.

In 2012 we spent over $12.6 billion on chocolate which was a 3.8% increase over 2011. As you can see, the demand for candy continues to trend upward. It would appear that jumping on the bandwagon with a candy sale would make a lot of sense. So why are we suggesting beef jerky fundraisers?

1. Beef Jerky is Unique but Effective Fundraiser

Everyone is out selling candy. Let’s face it, candy sells so it’s probably a safe bet. But why not offer people something unique? Sometimes standing out in the crowd is a good thing and word may spread about your beef jerky sale. As stated by, the meat snack industry has seen unprecedented double-digit growth over the past decade. As a result, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about if you choose to sell it.

2. Affordable Pricing Makes it Easy to Sell

Groups also love selling candy because it’s affordable. Students and adults alike can reach into their pockets and buy it on the spot. Beef jerky is also inexpensive and can match the price of a candy bar fundraiser product at $1 and $2 dollars apiece.

3. Beef Jerky is Healthy Junk Food

Beef jerky is a high-protein lean meat snack that’s also low in sugar. According to, beef jerky won’t raise your level of insulin which is a hormone that triggers your body to store fat. This makes it an ideal between-meal snack. And many manufacturers use all-natural ingredients that reduce the total sodium content.

Selling candy may be a safe bet, but you definitely won’t go wrong with a beef jerky sale either.

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