NTFB FY16 Annual Report Canned Food Drive Handbook - Page 8

Food-Drive Fun!

Want to take your Canned Food Drive to the next level? Here are some great ways to start:

*Host a “Food of the Day” drive and have employees bring certain foods for each day of the week. For example, days may be named Macaroni Mondays, Tuna Tuesdays, Wheaties Wednesdays, Tomatoe Sauce Thursdays and Fruity Fridays.

*Make various departments or classrooms responsible for different food groups. Have different groups collect canned meat, canned vegetables, kid-friendly food, breakfast food, beverages, etc.

*Fill the bag. Provide employees an empty paper sack and ask that the bags be returned full of non-perishable food items.

*Host a raffle and allow each item donated to act as an entry. Offer special prizes like gift cards or movie tickets. Bonus Tip! For office drives, prizes could include vacation time or free lunch.

*Hold a competition between departments or classrooms. Give the

group that collects the most a group

prize. Bonus Tip! For school drives,

prizes could include a casual dress

day, extra recess time or a "no-

homework" day.

*Get creative with your

canned food! Split your group into

teams and have each one build a

structure out of the cans they collect.

Recruit a few judges to pick the best

structure and/or the most nutritious

structure.