Have fun with Food Trust Fundraising

Looking for other ways to join the movement and make a difference? In addition to making a direct financial contribution, you can become a part of The Food Trust community by hosting a fundraiser, putting on a special event, or finding another creative way to support our work. 

However you choose to be involved, your participation helps us ensure that all families — no matter who they are or where they're from — can access fresh, healthy food and nutrition education.

There are several ways to raise funds for The Food Trust:

  • Host a peer-to-peer fundraiser on The Food Trust's website: We'll provide you with information on how to set up your fundraising page, as well as tips and resources to help you promote your fundraiser and garner donations from your friends and family. 
  • Fundraise on Facebook: Hosting a Facebook fundraiser is an easy and simple way to tap into the power of your social network. Consider hosting a Facebook fundraiser to celebrate your birhtday, wedding or another special occasion. Click here for a how-to guide on how to set up your fundraiser. 
  • Host a virtual event. You can direct attendees to make a donation on our website, or ask them to write checks made payable to The Food Trust. 

Here are a few fundraiser ideas to get you started:

Host a Zoom party
Reach out to your friends and family, and host a virtual fundraiser in honor of The Food Trust. Consider a game night, happy hour, dessert party or wine tasting. All you have to do is pick a date and invite your friends! 

Honor The Food Trust on your birthday, wedding or other special event
For your next special event, ask your friends and family to donate to The Food Trust instead of giving presents. We’ll help you spread the word about our work and your generosity!

Share a skill
If you have a special talent that you can share or teach, consider using those skills to benefit The Food Trust. For example, you could donate fees from a class you teach (e.g., fitness, art, cooking, guided walks/hikes) or sell your skill (e.g., art, baked goods, photography). 

Contact

Interested in learning more about these opportunities or have an idea of your own?
Contact Elizabeth Weihmann at .

Thanks to some of our recent "fun"draisers:

Kyle and Jenna created their own DIY Ironman Triathlon and asked friends and family to donate to The Food Trust in support of their endeavor — raising thousands of dollars for our work to build healthier communities. 

Melissa hosted a cupcake decorating party to benefit The Food Trust. Guests decorated cupcakes with fillings and toppings provided by 10 of the best local bakeries. What a delicious way to raise nearly $1,000!

Zac and Lori honored The Food Trust on their wedding day! They made a generous donation in support of our work, and we designed table cards to educate their guests about how their gift would drive healthy change for kids and families in Philadelphia.

Megan is teaching a yoga class at the architecture firm where she works and instead of charging a fee she’s asking her colleagues to make a donation to The Food Trust. What a great way to encourage healthy habits in the workplace!

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