Inexpensive Homemade Foods for a Fundraiser
Fundraising with food brings to mind images of expensive prepackaged foods that come with a tiny profit margin—however, using cheap fundraising food ideas to make yourself for a fundraiser can increase your bottom line and make people feel good about contributing.
Having a sit-down dinner as a fundraiser doesn’t necessarily mean having a pricey meal catered in and charging guests through the nose to attend! Homemade dinners often taste better than catered restaurant food, and they’re definitely a cheaper option. Depending on the particular fundraiser, a theme option could be a fun idea. If the fundraiser is for a school trip, serve a dinner comprised entirely of food from that area. With a theme dinner and some themed decorations, the fundraiser will feel like a party and people will feel good about contributing to the cause.
Several casual dinners are cheap and also are great for large crowds. For instance, spaghetti is easily prepared in large amounts and almost everyone loves it. Serve some garlic bread and a fresh garden salad, and suddenly the spaghetti dinner is a filling, delicious meal that only costs pennies per serving.
A unique way of doing a dinner fundraiser is offering boxed dinners. Preparing an entire dinner that just needs to be heated up in the oven or in a to-go container offers busy families and individuals the chance to have a delicious meal on the go. To maximize the fundraiser options, both individual-sized and family-sized boxed dinners can be offered.