Become a volunteer fundraiser today and feed those experiencing hunger tomorrow! It's simple to get started! This summer, we are Stopping Childhood Hunger! Help us feed the 1 in 3 children who will not have their free or reduced-price school meals. Help us raise $1 million and 100,000 pounds of food.
- Register – Start your Food and Fund Drive here. Register in just a few minutes to create an online fundraising page and/or request promotional materials.
- Promote – Make a plan and spread the word! Challenge your friends and family, co-workers, students, or members to exceed your goals.
- Celebrate – Share the impact of your drive to let participants know that every $1 helped!
Does hosting a drive really make a difference? Yes! Your fundraising efforts will provide 2 meals for every $1 you collect. Let's say you send out a few emails, post your drive on Facebook, and tweet a few hunger stats. If 20 people give just $25, that's $500. You've raised enough to provide a family of 4 enough food for 3 months! How much easier could it be? Your efforts have a real impact!
Who can host a drive? Anyone! Raising funds and collecting food is rewarding. Become one of the thousands of people who fundraise on behalf of Second Harvest. Host a drive for your company, school, congregation, club, or neighborhood. You can also host a drive among your family and friends!
How long should my drive last? Most successful drives last 1-4 weeks, but your drive can last any amount of time.
How do I set goals? Goals really depend on the size of your group. Take into consideration, that the average gift amount is $50. Multiply that number by the number of people you think will donate (it's usually 3 times more than you think) and voila — you have your goal! If you are requesting a food collection barrel delivery and/or pick-up, we ask that you commit to collecting a minimum of 450 pounds (approximately 450 cans or 3 full barrels). If 450 pounds seems overwhelming, we suggest running an online drive. It's easy and will have the biggest impact!
What if my drive isn't going well? We are here to help! Our experienced staff will get your drive back on track. Just contact us and we will share the best ways to get your group motived and inspired. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Food and Fund Drive Hotline at 1-866-234-3663.
When is the best time to host a drive? Today is the day to take action! Register to host a drive today to build camaraderie within your organization, rally your friends through meaningful action, and connect with your community.