Fundraising with Food

Pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, and bake sales have long been fundraising staples for churches, schools, and community groups. If you are thinking about holding such an event, contact a caterer to find out how you can create an engaging and exciting event year after year.

Hosting a fundraising dinner is hard work. Generally, the volunteers who organize the dinner can quickly get bogged down in the many details of serving more than 100 people. From picking a starter salad to picking up after the dinner, the volunteer hosts often come to regret their decision to pitch in and help. A professional catering company can usually help create a successful dinner on any sized budget.

The guests need to enjoy the food and the atmosphere in order to make a fundraising dinner a successful annual event. By hiring a catering company, you will likely get a higher return on your initial investment. Yes, you can host a cheap dinner for $10 per person. However, by working with a caterer to help you plan the event, you might be able to charge up to $50 per person and more than double the amount you raise.

There is nothing wrong with starting small. Sometimes the best way to start an annual event is with a lunchtime gathering or cocktail party. Successfully raising money through an annual dinner takes time. However, with careful planning and a good caterer to help you with the details, you can achieve a sustainable stream of revenue for your organization.

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Pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, and bake sales have long been fundraising staples for churches, schools, and community groups.