Food Fundraisers

Food Fundraising Ideas

Food fundraising for any occasion

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Food Fundraising Ideas

Food fundraisers yield some of the most impressive fundraising results—especially when matched with good planning and dedicated efforts. When you think back to fundraisers as a kid, there’s a reason why it was always candy bars, cookie dough or pies. Now, there are so many other options for a delicious and successful food fundraiser, like cinnamon rolls and pizzas! It all depends on what makes the most sense for your audience and goals.

Choosing a Food Fundraiser

What is your food fundraiser for? If you are fundraising to send your team to a tournament, try selling a snack for games and bus rides. Opportunities like these would be ideal for item-in-hand fundraisers, where you physically carry the time 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 fundraiser is for something non-food related, like school supplies and new textbooks. This might be the type of fundraiser where you sell from a brochure. Selling from a brochure gives 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 fundraising catalog might just become a community tradition that people look forward to every fall or spring.

One last thing 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 Fundraising Considerations

Our biggest piece of advice is this: if you’re running a food fundraiser, 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 with a food fundraiser 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 fundraiser? 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 food fundraiser that helps them meet their unique goals.