Friends, family and individual drives
Host a virtual concert: Share music and make a difference. Ask your concertgoers to make a suggested donation in exchange for a ticket.
Class or workshop: Offer a paid cooking lesson, a yoga lesson or more and donate the proceeds to Second Harvest. Other classes you can offer are meditation, exercise, art, knitting or a foreign language.
Fuel up: Encourage friends and family to donate their fuel and insurance savings from working at home to support Second Harvest.
Fitness challenge: Want to make your fundraiser a fun, healthy and impactful experience? Click here to learn more about a variety of ways to add a fitness component to your fundraiser.
Virtual garage sale: Sell your unneeded items with funds going to support Second Harvest.
Online trivia night: Put your knowledge to the test and have teams compete for the top spot. Make a gift to Second Harvest to join a team.
Watch party: Host a virtual watch party for a documentary or film related to food insecurity. Choose a movie, schedule a time, and ask for donations or sell “tickets” to the event. Even have movie snacks and candy shipped to participants ahead of time. View a list of some suggested films related hunger here.
Game night: Bring people together to socialize and play Pictionary, trivia, Bingo or other online board games. You could also organize a gaming tournament with multi-player games like Call of Duty, Rock Bank, Mario Kart or FIFA.
Birthdays and special events: What better way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special event than to give back? Host a virtual party and encourage others to donate instead of giving gifts.
Advent calendar: Encourage family and friends to make a small gift, like the cost of a favorite healthy snack, every day of the Christmas season to help our neighbors in need.
Don’t forget! Every drive, no matter the size, is helping to make a difference for our neighbors in Silicon Valley. Drives provide hope — you provide hope! So develop your plan, get creative, have fun and help our neighbors access the food they need to thrive.