Food Drive

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$2.16 = One Pound of Food!

Food Drive F.A.Q.s:

When will the collection bin be delivered to our office?
 
Your SCCAR Food Drive Committee is working with the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition to have the bins delivered to your office the week prior to the start of the food drive. If you do not receive a bin, please contact fooddrive@sccar.org.
 
How should I handle cash donations? 
 
Money donations add to your total weight. Every $2.16 raised will count as one pound of food.  We accept cash and checks payable to your local food bank or Volunteers of American ("VOAWW"). Cash donations are to be handled very carefully.  Please place all cash and check donations in a designated Food Drive can or envelope. We also encourage offices to set up an online donating option (GoFundMe for example), which can directly benefit your local food bank or Volunteers of American Western Washington. Please make sure you report all monetary donation totals to fooddrive@sccar.org.
 
I have collected food, now what?
 

All the food collected will go to your local food bank or Volunteers of America.  After you collect the food, deliver it to your office and place inside the food bin. Once the bin is full, or near full, your food will be picked up and weighed. To schedule a pick-up, please contact fooddrive@sccar.org.

Food Drive Materials:

Flyer (PDF, 8.5. x 11)

Poster (PDF, 11 x 17)

Social Media Post (PNG)

Shopping List (PDF, 8.5 x 11)

Shopping List (PNG)

VOA Donation Form (PDF)

Top 20 Ideas for Collecting:

  1. Put a food bin from your the food bank in your office and collect for the month.
  2. Ask your business associates, mortgage companies, favorite restaurants, etc. if they will allow you to put a food bin in their office or place of business.
  3. Door knock your neighborhood farm area and hand out notices about the food drive along with the shopping list provided by SCCAR. Provide them with bags that will be picked up on a certain of the week.
  4. Start a DONORBOX.com for your office and use that for your marketing postcards to your farm
  5. Put the DONORBOX.com link on your social media and share, share, share
  6. Have donation postcards made up with your QR code on it for your open houses, brokers opens or office meetings.
  7. Send postcards to your client base asking for their support of food or monetary donations
  8. Host a garage sale with the proceeds being donated to the food bank. Or host a drawing where you a sell tickets for the prize (some ideas are a flat screen TV, an iPad, or a weekend trip, etc.).
  9. Partner with your local grocery store and set several dates and times where you can collect food and money outside their store.
  10. Have a banner or post sign made for your office to promote the food drive and designate your office as a collection spot.
  11. Ask your brokers to donate $5.00 for all attendees at the office meeting
  12. Partner with a restaurant that will allow you to invite your clients to dinner and you and fellow agents can be the waiters, with all tips going towards the food drive.
  13. Challenge your broker to match the funds raised for the amount that was collected by the agents during the food drive
  14. Ask your office ownership to match all the monetary funds raised
  15. Hold a car wash with all proceeds going towards the food drive (Les Schwab is happy to donate the water and hose on a Sunday).
  16. Keep a QR code on your front desk for the donorbox site and ask all that come in if they would like to donate to the drive
  17. Talk with your favorite coffee stand and ask if they would be willing to hold a donation can on their counter for extra tips going towards the food drive.
  18. Ask your favorite watering hole to have drink special for the month of October where all proceeds go towards the food drive.
  19. Partner with your vendors and see if they will share your donorbox.com link on their social platforms
  20. Donate a portion of every closing the month of October to the food drive.


If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about the Food Drive please contacfooddrive@sccar.org.

Don't forget to send your food drive photos to fooddrive@sccar.org to be featured on our social media pages!

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