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Healthy School Fundraising

Choose activities to raise money that are unrelated to food, or that offer healthier food and beverage options.

These activities can be just as profitable and popular as traditional chocolate sales while offering a healthy option. The Ministry of Education, School Food and Beverage Policy (P/PM 150) supports positive, healthy messages taught in the classroom by promoting healthy food choices and non-food items for school fundraising ideas even if they occur off school property.

Fundraising Tips and Ideas

  • Promote quality products (e.g. local produce that is in season)
  • Offer competitive prices
  • Offer product samples to view and if possible, taste
  • Keep your community motivated and involved in your fundraising; advertise in the school newsletter, newspaper and community centre, and on outside school signs
  • Mix it up. Select from a range of different activities throughout the year (e.g. family oriented, physically active ideas or helping others in the community) instead of relying solely on food sales

Fundraising Ideas Beyond Food

  • Collect donated items for a garage sale or hold a penny sale
  • Hold a silent auction featuring the products and talents of local businesses (e.g. round of golf, haircut, gift baskets, manicure, etc.)
  • Produce and sell an annual school calendar • Sell raffle tickets for a donated prize (e.g. local grocery store, garden nursery, sports equipment, etc.)
  • Charge a small admission fee for a school dance, sports event, etc.
  • Ask students to collect pledges for a reada-thon, jump-a-thon, walk-a-thon, etc.
  • Hold theme days where students pay to either dress up in their pajamas, etc., or have a crazy hair day
  • Hold a raffle for gift baskets with different themes
  • Gift cards
  • School spirit days
  • Evening events (e.g. family movie, trivia, bingo nights)
  • Rummage sales (e.g. used books, equipment, clothing)
  • Active ideas (e.g. treasure/scavenger hunt, Amazing Race, basketball competition)
  • Rent-a-helper (e.g. rake leaves, paint fence, gift-wrapping)

Food Related Fundraising Examples

Product Contact
Beans / Hearty Bean Soup Mixes Full of Beans
The Bean Ladies (Toronto Area)
www.beanladies.com
Tel: 905-457-2326 • E-mail: info@beanladies.com
Cheese Millbank Cheese and Cold Storage Inc
millbank.spellboundpublishing.com
72 Church Street Millbank, ON, N0K 1L0
Tel: 519.595.8787 • E-mail: millbankcheese@cyg.net
Jensen’s Cheese, Simcoe
www.jensencheese.ca
Tel: 519-426-4523 • E-mail: info@jensencheese.ca
Springbank Cheese Company – Top Fundraisers
www.topfundraisers.ca
Tel: 1.800.563.7127
Chicken/ Poultry Elmira Poultry
www.jdsweid.com/fundraising
605 Kumpf Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1K8
Tel: 1.800.663.5694 • E-mail: epfundraising@jdsweid.com
Maple Lodge Farms
www.maplelodgefarms.com
Toll free Tel: 1-888-664-4444
E-mail: customerservice@maplelodgefarms.com
Variety of chicken products
Citrus Fruit Sunsweet Fundraising Inc
www.sunsweetfundraising.com
Tel: 1.800.268.1250 • E-mail: info@sunsweetfundraising.com
National Discount Fundraising
www.ndf-online.com
Toll free: 1-888-704-7367 • E-mail: info@ndf-online.com
‘Healthy Classmates’ lets you raise funds through the sale of fresh fruit including Oranges, Ontario Apples, Grapefruit, Mandarins
Cookies Otis Spunkmeyer
www.otisfundraising.com
Tel: 1-888-275-6847
* have some cookies compliant with PPM No. 150
Fruit – Frozen purée NatuFrozen
Tel: 647.637.3527 • Email: fundraising@agimport.ca
100% natural fruit purée – no added chemicals, colouring or preservatives. They can be used to prepare juices, smoothies or ice cream.
Fruit & Vegetables- Fresh Ontario produce Fresh from the Farm
www.freshfromfarm.ca
Tel:1-877-510-510-2
E-mail: contact@freshfromfarm.ca
A healthy fundraiser for schools where students sell fresh Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables.
Gift Baskets, Fruit,
Preserves, Honey, Maple Syrup
Bayfield Berry Farm
www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca
77697 Orchard Line, Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0
Tel: 519.482.1666 • E-mail: berryfarm@tcc.on.ca
Mc Cully’s Hill Farm
www.mccullys.com
4074 Perth Line #9, R.R. 2, St. Mary’s, ON N4X 1C5
Tel: 1-519-284-2564 • Email: info@mccullys.ca
Pasta & Sauces AdvantEdge Fundraising
Fun Shaped Pasta
www.studentfundraising.com
Unit 7, 1031 Hubrey Road, London, ON N6N 1B4
Tel: 1-877-992-4343
E-mail: bill@studentfundraising.com
Tasty Tidbits
www.tastytidbits.ca
Tel: 1-204-227-4226 • Email: sales@tastytidbits.ca
Pasta, sauces and other products
Popcorn Kernels Popcorn
www.kernelspopcorn.com
Tel. 1-888-267-6262 Ext. 226
E-mail: fundraising@kernelspopcorn.com
From Farm to Table Canada
www.farmtotable.ca
1721 Bishop St. N, Cambridge ON N1T1N5
Tel:1-800-766-3212
From Farm to Table Canada sells popcorn that is grown and packaged in Ontario and has several varieties that comply with PPM No. 150
Preserves, Dressings,
Seasonings
Glenfarms Herbs and Preserves Inc
www.glenfarmsgourmet.com
630 Dundas StreetLondon, On, N5W 2Y8
Tel: 1-519-520-9113
E-mail: glenfarmsgourmet@gmail.com
Hawberry Farms Direct Fundraising
Toll free Tel: 1.800.263.8946
Tel: 1-866-427-5426
E-mail: sales@hawberryfarms.com
www.hawberryfarms.com/fundraising
*Choose lower sodium varieties of seasonings
Seasonings, chutneys, oils, jams and sauces.
Tasty Tidbits
www.tastytidbits.ca
Tel: 1-204-227-4226
High quality dip mixes, popcorn seasonings and spice blends without added MSG, fillers or preservatives.
Seasoning Spice
Mixes
Tasty Tidbits Gourmet Foods
www.tastytidbits.ca
Tel: 1-204-227-4226
Sunsweet Fundraising
www.sunsweetfundraising.com
Tel: 1-800-268-1250
E-mail: info@sunsweetfundraising.com

Non-Food Related Fundraising Examples

Product Contact
Balanced Day
Lunch Bags
Balanced Day Lunch Kit
2148 Riverbend Rd., London, ON N6K 0A4
www.balanceddaylunchkit.com
Orders: 519.852.0286 or orders@balanceddaylunchkit.com
balanceddaybags@outlook.com
Books, Magazines Chapters/Indigo
Contact manager at local store
Click on ‘Store Locator’, top right side of page at www.chapters.indigo.ca School organizes fundraisers at the
store; parents register to attend; school receives 10% of registered sales in cash or 15% in gift cards to purchase
books for school library
CCRP Magazine Fundraiser (Phoenix Enterprises)
www.phoenixenterprises.ca
Tel: 905.427.5252; Toll free Tel: 1.877.697.6111
Email: sales@phoenixenterprises.ca
Subscription fundraising program over 650 magazines available.
QSP Reader Digest
www.qsp.ca
Tel: 1-800-667-2536
Scholastic Bookfair
www.scholastic.ca/bookfairs
Tel: 1.800.325.3258
Calendars Third Wave Fundraising
Toll free Tel: 1.888.894.1130
Email: rick@thirdwavefundraising.com
Offers a variety of calendars.
Lamontagne Fundraising
www.lamontagne.ca
Toll free Tel: 1.800.567.3435
E-mail: info@lamontagne.ca
Canadian Tire Money Canadian Tire School-based initiative
Students bring in Canadian Tire money from home and use it to purchase goods and equipment at Canadian Tire
Stores.
Candles/home décor Dieleman Fundraising Sales
www.dfscanada.com • Tel: 1-800-667-1272
Offers a variety of candles and diffusers. All made with pure fragrance. Candles are made in North America, are
solvent free and can be recycled.
Cash Register Receipt
Programs
Save-A-Tape Program: A & P, Zehrs, Foodland
Earn $1.00 for every $X in cash register tapes collected, to a maximum of $1000.00 over a 12-month period. To
register contact your local store.
Cloth Gift Bags and Canvas Totes Love A Tree Cotton Gift Bags
www.love-a-tree.com
Toll free Tel: 1-800-480-6706 • E-mail: lat@love-a-tree.com
Fabric gift bags; canvas totes, beach bags, birthday loot bags, etc.
 Co-operative Games Family Pastimes
www.familypastimes.com
Tel: 613.267.4819 (Perth, ON) • E-mail: info@familypastimes.com
Co-operative board games, books and puzzles to promote sharing and caring behaviour – for family and schools
Custom bears/
mascots
CanaBears Custom Plush Mascots
www.canabears.ca
Toll free Tel: 1-844-601-1260 • E-mail: info@canabears.ca
Plush bears or custom mascots with school or team logo and custom tag with personalized message. Mascots are
also available wearing shirts.
Entertainment
Coupon Book
Entertainment Book
www.entertainment.com
Provides an annually updated coupon offering that sells for $25 with different regional editions featuring local partners.
Rev Publishing
www.revpublishing.ca Toll free Tel: 1-905-356-7283 Customize a Save-A-Buck coupon for your community that features your group’s logo or picture along with discounts from local businesses.
Funclips
www.funclips.ca
The books feature 2-for-1 or Buy One Get One Free deals and are available to sell for either $12 or $25
Flower Bulbs Veseys Bulbs: Fundraising Program
www.veseys.com
Tel. 1.800.363.7333 • E-mail: alma@veseys.com
Third Wave Fundraising
Toll free Tel: 1-888-894-1130
Email: rick@thirdwavefundraising.com
Large variety of gifts for all occasions – plants, bulbs and
seeds; kitchen utensils, automobile “essentials”, calendars
Fresh Flowers
(Christmas Poinsettias,
Valentine Day, Mother’s Day)
Local Nurseries Can be used for fundraising at Christmas and Mother’s Day Check local nurseries for pricing

Huron Ridge Acres
www.huronridge.ca
R.R.#2, Zurich, ON, N0M 2T0
Tel: 519.565.2122

Gift Bags, Gift Wrap,
Cards, Stationary
Regal Canada Greetings and Gifts
www.regal.ca
Tel: 1-800-565-3130 • E-mail: customerservice@regal.ca
Smiles Made Easy
www.smilesmadeeasy.com
Tel. 519.894.1466 • Email: info@smilesmadeeasy.com
Go Green Lunch Box gogreenlunchbox.com/products/products.html • Email: kim@gogreenlunchbox.com
Movies ACF (Audio Ciné Films Inc)
www.acf-film.com
Toll free Tel: 1.800.289.8887 • Email: info@acf-film.com
Popular feature films including the largest selection of animated and family films available in Canada.
Paper Products and Supplies Froggy Fundraising
www.froggyfundraising.com
Toll free Tel: 1.866.961.7957 (Belleville, ON) • Email: inquiries@froggyfundraising.com
Sells paper products such as facial tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. Over 90% of the products are made
from recycled materials.
Personalized Labels
and Stickers
Stuck On You Canada
www.stuckonyou.ca
P.O. Box 31156, RPO St. John’s Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 4T4
Tel: 1.888.236.2800
Recycling Print
Cartridges and Cell
Phones
Greentec Inc Canada
www.thinkrecycle.com
Tel: 1-888-265-2895 • E-mail: info@thinkrecycle.com
Ink Canada
www.inkcanada.ca
Tel: 1.888.265.2895 • E-mail: recycle_inkjets@inkcanada.ca
Funding Factory
www.fundingfactory.com
Toll free Tel: 1.888.883.8237
Email: info@fundingfactory.com
Tupperware Tupperware Canada Fundraising
www.tupperware.ca • Tel: 1-800-887-7379

Please note: The above chart are examples of fundraising ideas, and this list is not exhaustive. Find local success by approaching
businesses in your area for other interesting options! Visit these websites for more fundraising ideas:

  • www.fundraising.com
  • www.fundraising-ideas.org
  • www.wowfundraising.com

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