Paint Branch High School
Sell hot lunches! Paint Branch High recently moved to an
open lunch policy, which had two effects. First, seniors were allowed
to get lunch off-campus with the permission of their parents. But
more importantly, it meant that the rest of the students - roughly
1,500 - would all be eating at the same time.
help the school's lunch staff deal with all these hungry students,
students started selling McPanther Meals. The meals, named after
Paint Branch's mascot, consisted of a hot dog, bag of potato
chips, and a can of soda. They sold for $2.25 each, and it only
cost 75¢ to produce a meal, so after only three weeks of
selling the meals, $1,260 was raised!
someone's problems and you've got it made. The McPanther
Meals solved an obvious problem at the school: who wants
to wait in a long line for a school lunch? Think about what
problems your own school and community face, and how you
can use creativity to create a fundraiser that fills a need.
carefully. McPanther Meals were 40¢ more expensive
than a regular school lunch - so if they didn't seem worth
the extra money, the whole fundraiser could've bombed. Think
carefully about what price is reasonable for your fundraiser.
where you can. When there's a bunch of hungry people
waiting for your product, a small mix-up can turn into a
huge problem. Be as organized as you can with your fundraiser
- plan ahead of time so that everyone knows what their role
School ran a school cafe that served breakfast each morning.