Run a Local Food Drive
Putting together a baby food drive is the perfect way to pull together your business, community organization, religious group or children’s club in ways you may never have imagined.
Amazingly it’s so much simpler than you might think. The key is that it takes very little to convince people that helping children in need is a great idea. After all, who can say no to feeding a child. Instead, the only thing you need to worry about is “getting out the word.” If you can do that, and do it well, you’ll be swamped with donations from caring members of your company or other group, and hundreds of children will reap the rewards of your efforts.
With the ease of communicating through e-mail these days mounting such a drive is easier than ever. A simple flyer, e-mailed to all 1000 Little League families in your town can generate thousands of jars of baby food in a weekend. How about collected jars of baby food as admission to the school play? In Northboro, one of our avid and longest supporters, a 4th grade teacher, not only runs a baby food drive in her school each year, but turns it into a math project – in which students graph the number of stage 1, 2 and 3 food, how many meats vs. cereals vs fruits. It’s fantastic for everyone, and I can tell you first hand that a flyer, photocopied and distributed to all the kids in your elementary school will generate food by the case!
Countless caring and considerate children in our area ask their guests to bring a case of baby food or diapers to their parties, instead of a birthday present, and they find that to be one of the most rewarding things they’ve ever done.
We can provide you with all the basic materials you’ll need. Pre-designed flyers, list of items in need, or any other support that you could ask for. All you need to do is to get out the word however you can, and collect the food when it comes in.
You can’t imagine the great feeling this promotes in the children and in the community as a whole when one of these drives takes place.
We’re also looking for interested high school students from around the state to be our eyes and ears in their community and serve on our Advisory Board. Not only will you help hundreds of children, but you gain valuable experience in working within a great organization.
To get started….just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org