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Bagging groceries and promoting Food Bank donations

First Name Cheryl-Ann
Last Name McMurray
E-mail avonmcmurray@gmail.com
Club Name Kin Club of Fort Edmonton
District # 4
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Large community or metropolis (100,000+)
Community Type Urban
Project Name Bagging groceries and promoting Food Bank donations
Type of Project (check all that apply) National Day of KINdness ideas
If other, please describe
Was this project a fundraiser? No
Description of project We went to our local Co Op and bagged groceries for the customers and promoted the purchase of a bag of food for the Food Bank. The night before our event I was at the store making $5, $10 and $25.00 bags filled with items that are needed at the Food Bank. I was able to make 100 bags that we would promote the next day.
Service Hours 21-50
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? Yes
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain: We explained to the customers just who we were as we were wearing our club shirts and club aprons while we bagged their grocery purchases.
How was this project promoted in your community? Posters in the store the week that we would on location. And notice was posted on the community events calendar.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? Teaching the guys how to bag groceries. Two 2 liters of milk of pop to a single plastic bag if you add more then it needs to be doubled bagged.
What was the approximate budget for this project? No cost (ex. KINdness project, time only)
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project?
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? Posters and thank you card for the store.
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? Review the items that are most needed at your local area Food Bank. Talk to the grocery store about making bags to sell at the tills.
We made 100 bags and were able to promote the purchase of 76 bags. When I spoke to the manager that is the highest number of bags sold in a single day. The location would love to partner with us any time to assist in the community.