Incentivize Your Food Drive!

July 27, 2016 | 11:45 am | Written by

Are you afraid of not reaching your food collection goal? It’s not always easy getting people to donate food. Below is a list of incentive ideas to persuade your donors to contribute. Make sure you are cognizant of the type and location of the drive you are hosting when choosing an incentive!

1) Raffle an itemTableFoodDonationBinCans_SmallWeb

When a donor brings a bag of food, have them fill out a short form containing their contact information. Raffle off a product and choose the winner from these forms. This is one of the most versatile incentives– it works for almost all types of drives!

2) Employee preferred parking

If you are hosting a food drive at your workplace, the employee who brings the most food (measured by weight) receives a special parking spot for a few weeks. It’s great to do in the cold, snowy winter when good parking spots are sacred!

3) Coupon for a service or product

A great way to get people to donate food is to entice them with money-saving rewards. Partner with a local store and give out coupons to donors when they bring a bag of food. Stores will love this because it also lets the public know they are involved in community service efforts.

4) Free admission to an eventMove-For-Hunger-CutOut-white_blk_bckgrnd-2

Instead of charging admission for an event such as a musical, recital, or sports game, ask viewers to bring a bag of food to gain entry into the event.

5) Homework pass

If you are holding this food drive in school, talk to some of your teachers and see if you are able to give out homework passes to donors. That will surely get your classmates’ attention!

We hope this will help you plan a successful food drive!

Click here for more food drive tips to help you get started.

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than


of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than


for people in need.