DipJar for Food Banks
From $25,000 in one night to small community events, food banks have mastered the art of fundraising with DipJar. Check out these organizations to get inspiration about how your food bank can use DipJar too!
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
DipJar Donations 2017: $18,828
DipJar Donations 2018: $25,950
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has used their DipJars two years in a row for their annual Chef's Feast event. The DipJars were primarily used to sell raffle tickets, but the food bank also used them for a wine pull and standard donation collection. For the 2018 event, they raised the dollar amounts and included $200 DipJars. This led to an over $7,000 increase in donations from 2017 to 2018.
DipJar Donations: $10,075
Harvesters, a food bank in Kansas City, held their annual food and wine event and raised over $10,000 with DipJar! They had 8 DipJars, all set to $25. Two DipJar were used for the wine pull while the rest were used for the raffle. Volunteers circulated the room carrying DipJars on trays which made the donating experience more fun and personal! Harvesters' main fundraising method at this event used to be a mobile auction. However, they saw a large chunk of their donations going towards the software and fees. A raffle with DipJar was fun, and allowed them to keep more of their donations in their pockets. This made for a higher total intake than previous years!
Feeding South Dakota
Feeding South Dakota has blown us away with their DipJar usage. They’ve used it at their event Porkapalooza, at their facility, and all around local fundraisers. They’ve mastered fundraising with DipJar to the point of being featured on the news! While they're in a blackout for the month, they're planning some amazing fundraisers for the fall. Check out the news story here!
The North Texas Food Bank
In March of 2018, The North Texas Food Bank had their annual Empty Bowl event. At the event, they serve soups and other bowl friendly meals from 20+ north Texas restaurants. The North Texas Food Bank used four DipJars set at $250, $100, $50, and $25! All proceeds were used to fund their feeding programs. They incentivized donors with food, live, music, a chef demo, and artisan bowls with the purchase of a ticket. To help conceptualize what a dip in each jar would achieve, The North Texas Food Bank created displays which demonstrated the amount of food they could purchase with each donation! A DipJar approved technique!
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