In 2006, the Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB) came up with an idea; the idea was not original but we felt that the giving community of Westmoreland County would be very receptive to the concept. WCFB sent out a "challenge", seeking kids of all ages who were interested in participating in the First Annual "Turkey Cup Challenge".
Every year, the top school who makes the largest donation to WCFB receives "The Turkey Cup", which is displayed at that school for the entire year. Just like the Stanley Cup in the NHL, the name of that school and the year won will be engraved forever on the trophy. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive a trophy to keep at their school forever!
That first year, six schools participated and raised $10,197.80. In 2011, thirteen schools participated and raised $35,426.21. We look forward to this event continuing to grow every year!!!
Q: How do we get started?
A: It's easy! To officially register for the competition, your principal or group organizer can just click here! If you have any questions about registering, email Jennifer at email@example.com.
Q: After we register for the competition, what should we do next?
A: Have fun with it! Be creative and remember that regardless of how much you raise, your efforts will help many needy families.
Q: What ideas are other schools planning for this competition?
A: Some schools do a "turkey trot" where students walk to raise money, others have "penny wars", reading competitions, dress down days for teachers. Each school should use this an an opportunity to develop their own creative ideas to raise donations and awareness for fighting hunger.
Q: How should we coordinate this effort at our school?
A: The principal or group organizer should designate several team leaders who will be in charge of overseeing the fundraiser.
Q: What is the role of the team leader?
A: The team leaders will be responsible for getting students excited about this event and in communicating with us about what you need from WCFB (i.e., flyers, information on the food bank, etc.)
Q: What should we do with donations that are collected?
A: All checks should be made payable to Westmoreland County Food Bank. Cash donations should be tallied and put into a money order made out to Westmoreland County Food Bank. The envelope containing your checks should have the following:
- Contact person's name
- Phone number
- School name
The envelopes should be mailed to:
Westmoreland Food Bank
100 Devonshire Drive
Delmont, PA 15626
Please call Jennifer Miller, Development Director at 724.468.8660 ext 15 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions!