26 Aug ・ BY Pujita

End Summer Hunger With An Unusual Food Drive

This week, we’ve decided to mix things up! Here are some ideas of different or unusual food drives to End Summer Hunger: 

  • Garage sale – Have some summer cleaning that you haven’t gotten around to yet? Gather your friends and collect items as you would for a garage sale – with one twist. Ask people to pay with food or donations that support the food bank. You could even drop off the leftover items to a donation centre. It’s a great way to give away things you don’t need anymore and support your neighbours: a garage sale for a good cause!

 

  • Beyond food drive – Many of your neighbours are in need of donations like baby food and formula, household, and personal care items. Running a “Beyond Food Drive,” is a great way to collect these items for people in need! You can ask your friends and neighbours to donate the following:
      • Baby: baby food and formula
      • Household: garbage bags, cling wrap, laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc.
      • Personal: shampoo, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, razors, etc.

Feel free to get creative with how you run this drive. These donations can really go a long way!

 

  •  Donate your holiday – If you’re planning on celebrating an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or occasion, then consider asking your guests for a donation to the End Summer Hunger campaign as your present. You’ll also have another reason to celebrate!

 

  • Game Night – Who knew that fundraising could be this fun? Find a space and ask your friends to bring their own board games, video games, or any kind of game. Have people donate a certain amount to participate. You can even take it to the next level and organize a tournament or top off the night with snacks or prizes!

 

Inspired to take action? Follow these steps to get started. If you have an idea for a not-so-usual food drive, share it with us and tag us in your photos for the chance to be featured! This is your chance to #EndSummerHunger. 

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