OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fund Raising Ideas and Information

Ideas:
  • Bake Sales
  • Cake Walks
  • Taco & Chili Feeds
  • Salad, Soup and Potato Bars
  • Pizza Parties
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Potlucks
  • Book Sales
  • Popcorn Sales
  • Silent Auctions
  • Auction off Manager - "Walk an Hour in My Shoes" (has the potential to build better understanding between management and classified staff.)
  • Pop can Collection Station
  • Recycled treasures sale - "One person's junk is another's treasure."
  • Craft Bazaar
  • Film Festival
  • Special Events - Ask for a can(s) of food as admission to special events (film series, concerts, etc.), and then make sure that a container is available nearby for more donations.
  • Valentines - Lots of Possibilities - Singing telegrams, Balloon Sale, Flower Sale, Chocolate Sale, Valentine Card Sale, Photo Shoot. Place donation jars and food bins near break rooms, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Bag it - Sponsor a brown bag lunch lunch and ask staff to donate the cost of a lunch out or ask everyone to bring a lunch sack of non-perishable foods to donate.
  • Pyramid Power - Have teams build a pyramid of food or have teams bring foods representing the nutritional food pyramid.
Living Groups:
  • Organize challenges between students groups, i.e., between sororities and fraterntiies, residence halls, etc. Winners receive cookies or other rewards from the losers, a special certificate or anything else you decide.
  • Organize a sacrifice dinner and donate the money sacrificed to the Food Drive.

 

Food Drive "Food Rules"

The following guidelines should be observed regarding potluck, chili feeds, food sales, etc. Your private or interoffice food events must be held in rooms not readily accessible by the public. You may not hold taco sales, baked potato bars, etc. in areas accessible by the public (i.e., lobby areas, etc.). To be on the safe side, please hold your private or interoffice food events in lunchrooms, break rooms, or conference rooms (preferably with hand washing facilities nearby.)

Do not advertise or sell foods to the public unless they are commerically prepared/packaged, or you have acquired the appropriate licenses from the county health department. Please use discretion in the locations that you post informational flyers and posters about food events (Especially those of you in buildings that have restaurants, cafes, or cafeterias run by outside vendors).

Safe food preparation guidelines should always be observed.

 

Note: $1 = 4 pounds of food