Loaves & Fishes depends on the generosity and help of supporters like you to serve nutritious meals to those in need. Hosting a fundraiser with family, friends or colleagues is a fun and meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of hungry Minnesotans. Any person or group is eligible to fundraise for us! The type of event or campaign is entirely up to you. See fundraising ideas listed under our guidelines below.
Where to start? It’s easy!
Contact Us: Begin by contacting Director of Advancement Carolyn Gross; or, if you already know the details of your event, complete our Fundraising Submission Form. Upon receipt, Carolyn will contact you with any questions.
Approval: All events that include the use of Loaves and Fishes’ name and/or logo must be approved in advance by our staff ensuring that we are fully informed about your event.
Promotions & Support: We may utilize our resources to promote your event, as applicable, including social media posts, e-blasts, posters, and thank you notes to donors.
Want to set up an online fundraiser?
It’s easy when you use GiveMN or your personal Facebook page.
Register or login in to use GiveMN’s “Fundraise” resources from Loaves and Fishes’ GiveMN page.
Setup an online fundraiser from your personal Facebook page. Select the correct Loaves & Fishes (@loavesandfishesmn) and then choose: 1) the amount of money you want to raise; 2) the end date for your fundraiser; 3) a title and description. When you click “create” your friends will see the fundraiser in their News Feed and receive a notification letting them know you’re raising money for a worthy cause. Note: Fundraisers are public, so anyone on or off Facebook can see them, but only people on Facebook can donate to them.
Samples of Supporters’ Past Fundraisers
Workout and Social Hour at Fly Feet Running
Empty the Nest: 22% of sales donated October 22, 2016
The 2014 Deephaven Elementary group: donated their school store’s earnings to Loaves and Fishes.
Element Pizza in Minneapolis: donated 10% of their sales from February 10, 2016 to Loaves and Fishes
Pharmacie: donated 10% of their sales to Loaves and Fishes during the weekend after Thanksgiving Day