“Gimme Ten” for Buck$ for Trucks

“Gimme Ten”! Say it loud and proud! From Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, we’re asking you, a member of our gleaning community, to ask 10 friends (or more!) to “Gimme Ten” this holiday season…asking each to give ten bucks to go towards our Buck$ for Trucks fundraising campaign. Will you help?

Honestly, we know you give a lot of your time, talent and money to come out and glean with us from May through November. You hold a special place in our heart and we thank you so much.

But, our KC neighbors remain hungry and in need of healthy food outside of gleaning season. So, After the Harvest continues throughout the holiday season and into the winter to rescue semi-truckloads of healthy, nutritious donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills. We raise money to pay $5,000 for packaging, handling and sourcing per truckload containing 42,000 lbs. of produce. Our goal for Buck$ for Trucks is $15,000 or three whole trucks carrying fruits and vegetables for those in need in our area. By the way, After the Harvest is Harvesters—The Community Food Network’s largest produce donor.

Will you step up and say “Gimme Ten” for Buck$ for Trucks?

10 friends x 10 bucks = $100 = 3,300 servings or 800 lbs. of healthy fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families, children and seniors

You could be so instrumental in helping us reach our goal! Here’s how:

  • Just go here to set yourself up as a fundraiser for “Buck$ for Trucks (or let megan@aftertheharvestkc.org know you’re onboard and she’ll get you all signed up and ready to go!).
  • Click on the green button that says “Become a Fundraiser” on the right of your screen.
  • E-mail your friends (scroll down for sample); ask them to “Gimme Ten”—to support a cause you believe by following the link to your fundraising page.
  • Post on social media if you like.

And voila! You’ve raised $100 and you’ll provide for many this holiday season and beyond.

Gleaners…After the Harvest couldn’t do what we do without you and we are forever grateful. Let’s hit our Buck$ for Trucks goal together to feed more healthy food to hungry people!

 

Sample e-mail and social media posts

E-mail sample

Subject:  “Gimme Ten” and together we’ll rescue healthy food for hungry people

Hi __________,

Happy holidays! I am sending this today to ask you to “Gimme Ten” and support me and a cause I believe in by contributing 10 bucks to my Buck$ for Trucks” fundraising page for After the Harvest.

After the Harvest, is a Kansas City nonprofit that rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to feed our hungry neighbors. I am a part of their gleaning community…one of the volunteers who gleans after the harvest from May through November, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields.

But, our KC neighbors remain hungry and in need of healthy food outside of gleaning season. So, After the Harvest continues throughout the holiday season and into the winter to rescue semi-truckloads of healthy, nutritious donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills. We’re raising money to pay packaging, handling and sourcing for three truckloads!

Will you step up and “Gimme Ten” for Buck$ for Trucks and help me reach my goal of raising $100? 

10 friends x 10 bucks = $100 = 3,300 servings or 800 lbs. of healthy fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families, children and seniors.

Anything you can give will help! Share this message with like-minded friends and family if you can.

Thanks so much,
Joe

Facebook sample

Will you step up and “Gimme Ten” for After the Harvest’s Buck$ for Trucks? Help me reach my goal of raising $100 to help bring in three truckloads of donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills.

10 friends x 10 bucks = $100 = 3,300 servings or 800 lbs. of healthy fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families, children and seniors in Greater Kansas City. (insert your fundraising page url)

Add:

  • Remember #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28!
  • Remember as a part of your holiday giving!
  • Remember to give and get your tax deduction!
  • Only need a few more donations to reach my goal!

Twitter sample

Show some love…”Gimme Ten” and together we’ll rescue healthy food for hungry people. (insert your fundraising page url)

Add:

  • #GivingTuesday
  • #holidaygiving
  • #taxdeduction
  • Almost at goal!