Restaurant Fundraising During COVID - 2021 Update
The GroupRaise fundraising experience is all about bringing communities together over the dinner table. We know that many people can’t physically be together these days but are still looking for ways to support their community, which is why there are now options to host restaurant takeout fundraisers. Check out the video below to learn more!
Restaurant Takeout / Delivery Fundraisers - FAQ Video Transcript
Even amid coronavirus, fundraising at local restaurants is still possible and safe thanks to new COVID-friendly options.
And in this video, we’ll cover the most frequently asked questions about hosting GroupRaise restaurant fundraisers during these unusual times.
How can I fundraise during COVID?
A restaurant takeout or delivery fundraiser is a win-win situation that accommodates restrictions and personal safety preferences, with 3 delicious benefits:
- It’s super easy to organize! Setting up your fundraiser is a fully online process that will only take a few minutes. We also send you tools to promote through virtual channels like social media and email.
- More business for your local restaurants. Not only will you be supporting your organization, but you will also be helping restaurants hard hit by the pandemic stay in business and maintain local jobs.
- Simple and safe for your supporters. By making your fundraiser easy for people to participate in ways that they’re happy with, you will be giving your community the opportunity to safely engage in meaningful activities and an excuse to treat themselves to great food and no dishes!
How do takeout and delivery fundraisers work?
Just like in any restaurant fundraiser, patrons will buy food from the selected restaurant and a percentage of the sales will be donated to your cause.
If dine-in is restricted in your area, your restaurant will detail their order policies on their GroupRaise profile. This could include:
- Online and phone orders
- Curbside pickup
No matter the method, it is always important to remind your supporters to mention their participation in the fundraiser while placing their order. Social media is a great place to send reminders throughout the day.
After your event, the restaurant will update your GroupRaise meal page with how much you raised and send your group a check with the donation.
All restaurants are actively taking measures to ensure your safety and practice excellent public hygiene. To learn more about their specific health and safety protocols you can contact them directly through the messenger feature on your GroupRaise profile.
Can I host a dine-in fundraiser?
Yes, some restaurants are offering dine-in events but as policies and restrictions keep changing, the best way to stay informed on your local restaurant’s fundraising policies is by checking their GroupRaise page, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to clarify via the messenger feature.
How do I get started?
Go to GroupRaise.com and search your address or zip to find restaurants in your area!