MODEL 1: A SINGLE LOCATION DRIVE
Food/Fund Drives are most successful when coupled with an event, such as a party or group gathering. Birthday parties, outside of a church service, a bat mitzvah parties, a seasonal sale event at a store or business are great times to engage people.
Our Healthy Food Drive list is included in this packet, but, feel free to have fun and get creative! A PB & J Drive, A Canned Soup Drive, A Fill-A-Truck Drive, A Vegan-Friendly Drive; make it relatable to you and your event’s theme, while keeping health and wellness in mind. Remind people that cash donations are welcomed and even preferred because we make the cash go further – providing 10 pounds of food for only $2.00.
Set a goal to help motivate and challenge participation; Let’s fill 10 bins; Let’s collect 1,000 food items, Let’s fill a truck by raising $450. *Contacting your local food stores and asking them for donations is a great way to get a head start on reaching your goal
Contact us to register your event and set up your drop off. Best times for receiving donations at 37 S. Main St. Lambertville NJ: Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 12:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday 9:00am- 2:00pm
Once you have identified when, where, what; create a flyer/ invitation. Social media is a great, fast way to spread the word. Create a write up with visuals and share via the web. Be sure to TAG Fisherman’s Mark so we can share your event too and ask friends, colleges, family to share your event as well. Give enough time for folks to mark their calendars and collect donations -a minimum of 2 weeks is suggested.
At your event make sure you have well-marked collection receptacles for donations, keep in mind that they will get heavy so have a plan ahead. Informative materials regarding Fisherman’s Mark and upcoming events are included in this packet and can be printed for display and/ or distribution to help your audience understand and learn more about the organization that you have chosen to support.
Deliver your donation! Be sure to take pictures during your event to share and thank those who participated in reaching your goal. Posting on social media and tagging Fisherman’s Mark is a great way to reach a larger audience. Sending letters of thanks or even publishing a newspaper article are also great ways to let the community know about your efforts and success.