Creative Ideas to Enhance Your Food Drive
Healthy competitions bring out the "best" in food drive donors.
A variety of challenges are possible:
Award prizes for most pounds or most pounds per capita (number of donors divided by number of pounds), biggest donation, most unusual food, etc.
Set up cross department teams or have department challenges.
Oracle and Cypress have had successful "Cans Festivals."
Teams work to build the best sculpture out of cans. It can be a great kick off event or the finale of your drive.
Another fun competition would be a game, such as Pictionary. At one company the winner paid $15 and the loser paid $20 to the food drive.
A theme can add a lot to the excitement of your drive and/or re-energize sagging donations. Think of creative ideas to advertise your theme and use it to bring in more donations.
Examples of themes and slogans:
Peanut Butter Week
Consider holding a raffle.
The price for the ticket can be a canned good. Raffle Items that have been successful: