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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 The Bean Ladies
Tel: 905-457-2326 • E-mail: [email protected]
Cheese Millbank Cheese
72 Church Street Millbank, ON, N0K 1L0
Tel: 519.595.8787 • E-mail: [email protected]

Jensen’s Cheese, Simcoe
Tel: 519-426-4523 • E-mail: [email protected]

Springbank Cheese Company
Tel: 1.800.563.7127

Chicken/ Poultry Elmira Poultry
605 Kumpf Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1K8
Tel: 1.800.663.5694 • E-mail: [email protected]

Maple Lodge Farms
Toll free Tel: 1-888-664-4444
E-mail: [email protected]

Cookies Otis Spunkmeyer
Tel: 1-888-275-6847
* offers some cookies which are compliant with PPM No. 150
Fruit & Vegetables- Fresh Ontario produce Fresh from the Farm
E-mail: [email protected]
A healthy fundraiser for schools where students sell fresh Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables.
Gift Baskets, Fruit,
Preserves, Honey, Maple Syrup
Bayfield Berry Farm
77697 Orchard Line, Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0
Tel: 519.482.1666 • E-mail: [email protected]

Mc Cully’s Hill Farm
4074 Perth Line #9, R.R. 2, St. Mary’s, ON N4X 1C5
Tel: 1-519-284-2564 • Email: [email protected]

Pasta & Sauces Tasty Tidbits
Tel: 1-204-227-4226 • Email: [email protected]
Pasta, sauces and other products
Popcorn Kernels Popcorn
Tel. 1-888-267-6262 Ext. 226
E-mail: [email protected]

From Farm to Table Canada
1721 Bishop St. N, Cambridge ON N1T1N5
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,
Hawberry Farms Direct Fundraising
Toll free Tel: 1.800.263.8946
Tel: 1-866-427-5426
E-mail: [email protected]
*Choose lower sodium varieties of seasonings
Seasonings, chutneys, oils, jams and sauces.

Tasty Tidbits
Tel: 1-204-227-4226
High quality dip mixes, popcorn seasonings and spice blends without added MSG, fillers or preservatives.

Non-Food Related Fundraising Examples

Product Contact
Books, Magazines QSP Reader Digest
Tel: 1-800-667-2536

Scholastic Bookfair
Tel: 1.800.325.3258

Candles/home décor Dieleman Fundraising Sales
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.
Coupon Book
Entertainment Book
Provides an annually updated coupon offering with different regional editions featuring local partners.
Flower Bulbs Veseys Bulbs: Fundraising Program
Tel. 1.800.363.7333 • E-mail: [email protected]
Fresh Flowers
Valentine Day, Mother’s Day)
Local Nurseries Can be used for fundraising at various times through the year. Check local nurseries for pricing and availability.


Recycling Electronics Greentec Inc Canada
Tel: 1-888-265-2895 • E-mail: [email protected]

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!