All American Food Drives
Organize a canned food drive and then challenge people to arrange the cans in patriotic designs like the Stars and Stripes, Uncle Sam, or the Liberty Bell. Or think red, white and blue and ‘require’ all donations to fit that color scheme—for example, canned tomatoes for red, cannelloni beans for white, and blue corn chips for blue. Your guests will be limited only by their imaginations! To learn more or to register your food drive, contact Tracey Martin at 518-786-3691, x227 or email@example.com .
Down on the Farm
Give friends and family a real ‘down-to-earth’ experience by signing up to volunteer at the Farm! The Regional Food Bank and the Patroon Land Foundation operate the Patroon Land Farm, which grows vegetables for distribution to the Food Bank’s agencies. The Farm is the perfect opportunity to see where our food comes from and lend a hand where it’s really needed. With 11 acres of crops growing, we can definitely use your help! To learn more about the Farm or to schedule a volunteer shift, contact our volunteer coordinators Sudha Mitchell or Dan Breheny at 518-786-3691, x234 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here are some ideas to raise money for the Food Bank while enjoying time with friends and family. See which themes fit your preferences, or come up with others that are custom tailored to your personal style. Either way, you’ll be doing good and having fun at the same time!
A Relaxing Gathering
For casual fun, invite friends for a potluck dinner where the admission fee is a dish to share and a donation for the Food Bank.
A Sophisticated Soiree
For a more elegant affair, host a Summer Social featuring centerpieces crafted out of canned food to be donated to the Food Bank.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Invite the neighbors over for a “Make Your Own Sundae” party and ask them to donate $1 to the Food Bank for every scoop they enjoy that day.
As American as Apple Pie!
If you love pies as much as we do, why not organize a pie baking (or eating!) contest or a bake sale featuring your most delicious creations. Award half of the proceeds to the winners and half to the Food Bank.