Food fundraising for any occasion
Make more money by offering your community a better quality food fundraiser at a fair price. We offer a huge selection of cookie dough, pies, pizzas, beef jerky, popcorn, and so much more.
100% real ingredients. Tastes like homemade. Your school can do a catalog fundraiser and take orders, or order product up front and sell direct.
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There’s only 1 original and it’s still a top seller. 100% beef, high in protein, low in sugar.
Select from 20 popular all $8 snack food items. A great snack for those on the go.
Offer 5 French Bread Pizzas. Includes pepperoni, supreme, and five cheese & garlic.
Sell Auntie Anne’s & Cinnabon products. Includes our delicious Cinnabon® Cookie Dough.
Savor the tangy Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese flavor. Bursting with real cheese flavor.
Feature all 9 of Otis Spunkmeyer's best cookie dough flavors in one fundraiser.
The best name brands like Otis Spunkmeyer® & Auntie Anne's®. All 1 simple price.
Food Fundraising Ideas
Food fundraisers yield some of the most impressive results—especially when matched with good planning and dedicated efforts. When you think back to selling as a kid, there’s a reason why it was always candy bars, cookie dough or pies. Now, there are so many other options, like cinnamon rolls and pizzas! It all depends on what makes the most sense for your audience and goals.
Choosing a Food Product
Why are you raising money? If you’re sending your team to a tournament, try offering snack food for games and bus rides. Opportunities like these would be ideal for item-in-hand fundraisers, where you physically carry the item you’re selling for immediate enjoyment to the buyer, such as beef jerky or pretzel rods. These provide the instant gratification of a delicious snack or treat.
Or maybe your fundraising is for something non-food related, like school supplies and new textbooks. This might be the where you sell from a brochure. Catalogs give you more time to talk, connect, and sell, because the item is not there to explain itself. You can talk with friends and family about items in our Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon catalog that bring novelty items right into their kitchen.
People may know the brands well, but in order to most effectively sell the product they’re used to seeing in a mall, you’ll want some face-to-face interaction. This also gives you the opportunity to explain your cause and the importance of it, helping amplify your mission. Over time, a novelty food brochure might just become a community tradition that people look forward to every fall or spring.
It’s also important to consider is the time of the year. If it’s winter, frozen food options—like pies—may not sound as appealing as items you heat up like Zap a Snack Pizzas, which come in 5 different flavors and toppings. Put yourself in the shoes of the customer at every step, and be sure to get an idea of the demographics in your community. Young adults might seek healthier snacks, while families will likely want more substantial options for quick dinners or lunches on the go.
More Food Fundraiser Considerations
Our biggest piece of advice is this: if you’re running a food sale, the easiest way to sell is to emphasize the quality of the product and the convenience you’re offering. Customers will love paying a good price for a great item, but it will mean even more that a tasty product is also helping support their local educational community.
The most important thing to keep in mind is: Does it make sense? Is the food choice related to the cause? And if it isn’t, how can you use timing and environment to run a successful program?
In each food fundraiser category we’ve outlined some helpful suggestions for successfully selling our products. These tips are designed to help school sponsors execute a cohesive and compelling campaign that helps them meet their unique goals.