Bucks Knocks Out Hunger is just a week away, and we are still $11,000 away from our ultimate fundraising goal of $36,000. Though we have crossed the threshold for packing 100,000 meals, we need the additional funds to have the most impact possible on the food pantries and hungry residents of Bucks County.
How, you ask? The final $11,000 will allow us to provide chicken and ground beef to replenish the pantries’ stocks of meat that were depleted after the power outages of Hurricane Sandy. It will also fund a partnership with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue to get local fruits and vegetables to the pantries. Providing meat and fresh produce will allow pantries to provide more nutritious, well rounded meals.
Help us reach our goal! Visit www.uwbucks.org to donate. If you’ve already donated, here are some ideas to raise more money within your company or organization.
Box Your Boss: If your bosses are willing, try a Wii boxing tournament. Contestants pay $5 to enter. If you’re a team of good sports, everyone’s a winner when you make a donation in your company’s name. If you’re more competitive, the donation is made in the name of the winner.
BKO Cook-off: We are packing healthy macaroni and cheese and red beans and rice at BKO Hunger. Have a lunchtime cook-off featuring one or both of these meals. Charge ‘judges’ a modest fee to taste all of the entries.
Ultimate Fighter Costume Contest: Invite people to come dressed as their favorite fighter – the more creative, the better! Just $5 to enter, and the winner gets ultimate bragging rights!
Breakfast of Champions: Invite everyone in for a great breakfast. For just $5, they can indulge in a very meaningful bowl of Wheaties.
Knock Out Cinema: Every person in your office who makes a donation to BKO Hunger gets a special treat: a lunchtime showing of Rocky!
Quarter Bounce: Did you know every meal we pack will cost just 25 cents? Host a quarter bounce for BKO Hunger. Place a small container about 10 – 15′ away from a table. Each player has 60 seconds to bounce quarters off the table one at a time. The person who gets the most quarters in the container wins, and the quarters go to support BKO Hunger.
If you host a BKO Hunger Fun(draiser), please make sure to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the UW Bucks facebook page! We want to share and celebrate all that you’re doing to make a difference.