Fact Sheet: Fundraising in Schools
2009 | Download
Fundraising in schools brings in additional funds to support extra activities such as athletics and student clubs and is done by students, parent groups, volunteer groups, booster clubs, or other community groups/organizations.
Food fundraisers at schools occur in two ways:
- Foods are sold during the school day through vending machines, student stores, and/or snack bars.
- Foods are sold outside of the school day at home, at concession stands, or at special events at school.
This fact sheet from PHI's California Project LEAN explores the challenges and opportunities of food-based fundraising activities where food is sold outside of the school day, such as at concession stands, bake sales, or at home.
- See Appendix: Ideas for Healthy Fundraising Alternatives for Schools, Sports, and Clubs.
- Read Project LEAN's Nutrition Standards fact sheet for more information on foods sold during the school day.