-- ORGANIZE A DRIVE: FOOD AND FUND DRIVES--
Organize a drive with friends and family, at your place of business, school, or congregation, any time of the year and have a direct impact on the people in need in our community. There are a number of Seasonal Food & Fund Drives you can participate in, or you can run a drive any time of the year. Take action and become the Food and Fund Drive Coordinator for your group.
Plan for a Successful Drive
Determine the length of your drive. It can be two days or two months, but most drives last one to two weeks.
Setting goals is a great way to increase results for both food collection and funds. To set goals follow these steps:
Creating teams within your group is optional but helps spark competition and keep participants interested and engaged.
The Food Bank will provide all of the basic supplies you will need for your drive. The following promotional supplies and materials may be picked up at our warehouse in Grass Valley or can be delivered to you at no cost.
The Food Bank can deliver food collection
barrels for your drive.
How Many Barrels Should I Order?
The Food Bank of Nevada County has several large size banners to use during your drive. Place banners in high-traffic areas at your organization.
The Food Bank of Nevada County can provide envelopes to distribute to participants to collect donations. Envelopes can be mailed directly to the Food Bank or collected by the drive coordinator and delivered to our office. (go to top)
Have a Kick-off Event
Kick-off your drive with a great event to announce drive dates and goals. Let each participant know what is expected of them to reach your goals and get them fired up! Remind them that their enthusiasm around the drive is going to help feed hungry children, adults and seniors in our community.
Offer a prize to the team or individual that demonstrates the most spirit: free dress day, reserved parking, certificates or any special recognition can add the fire your drive needs. (go to top)
Celebrate your success by announcing your final results, the number of meals provided, and Awards achieved. Thank everyone for their participation and remind them that helping those in need can be a life changing experience for the giver as well as the recipient.
Corporate Drive Ideas
Through the many years of hosting Holiday Food and Fund Drives, corporations have discovered creative ways of promoting and running successful drives. Outlined below are some examples to help inspire your group!
School Drive Ideas
Congregation Drive Ideas
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