Nothing displays the impact a group can make quite like watching canned goods or change accumulate during a drive.
You can benefit your neighbors by hosting a drive at your school, workplace, business, or neighborhood! Similar to hosting a benefit, you can be creative with your approach. To hold a food or donation drive, call, email, or stop by, and we’ll get started!
Food Drive Ideas
Create competitions between classrooms or grades at your school, teams at your office, or individuals to see who will collect the most nonperishable food items. Use number of items donated to determine the winner. You can either get a local business to donate, or Greer Relief can make sure the winners get a special prize for their winning donation!
Encourage your congregation to bring food donations over the course of a month to benefit Greer Relief.
Hold a holiday-themed food drive.
Message your neighborhood to inform them in advance of a special day you’ll be picking up donations. On that day, pick up the items with your vehicle, and then let your neighborhood know how much was given!
Who wouldn’t want to see their principal get a pie to the face? How about seeing your favorite coach get his head shaved? Set a $ goal that, when reached, will end with a bang!
Bake sales, car washes, breakfasts, lunches or concerts.
Encourage your congregation to request an offering of donations to benefit Greer Relief.
Solicit local businesses or your classmates’ families for prizes to raffle or auction. Examples of prizes might include movie tickets, hotel packages, plane tickets, or donated artwork.
Have a “loose change” bin sitting at your school cafeteria. As students eat lunch they can put their loose change in the collection bin to be donated to Greer Relief.
Find large glass jars, place in rooms, and have a race to see who can fill up their jars with pennies. Add a twist! If one team adds bills to an opposing team’s jar, they must subtract money from their total amount (if you put in a $5 bill, the other team takes $5 off their total).
Encourage your friends or family to skip one meal, giving what money they would have spent on the skipped meal to Greer Relief.
Items may be dropped off at our office Monday – Friday, between 8:30am and 5:00pm.