Holding a Drive or Fundraiser
Thank you for your interest in hosting a food drive or fundraiser. To make sure your event is successful and follows EIF’s branding guidelines, we ask that you read and submit the third party fundraiser agreement on this page. All drive information and support documents (such as marketing materials) must be submitted to EIF for approval at least two weeks prior to your event. After submitting your third party fundraiser agreement, please fill out our Fundraiser Form to officially register your event!
We strongly recommend hosting a Virtual Food Drive instead of a traditional food drive. It's safe, easy, and allows participants to make the most impact with their donations. Visit our Virtual Food Drive page for more information.
Picking up food & fund drive materials: Eastern Illinois Foodbank is no longer able to pick up food donations or provide boxes and printed marketing materials for food drives. Our highest priority continues to be distributing food to our 170+ partner agencies, so they can feed more than 350,000 people in our service area. In order to meet the demand for emergency food created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cut back on non-essential services. While your event is greatly appreciated, our drivers cannot fit additional pick-ups into their schedule.
Download Our Logo: Please review our Logo Guidelines before using the EIF logo to promote your drive or event.
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Third Party Fundraising Agreement
A third party fundraising event is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual, where EIF has no fiduciary responsibility and little to no staff involvement. Individuals, partnerships, corporations, organizations or any other entity however organized seeking to enter into a third-party fundraising agreement with EIF will hereafter be referred to as the Third Party Fundraiser. The Third Party Fundraiser agrees to the following when conducting third party events to benefit EIF:
- Third party events should be approved by EIF prior to the event.
- The Third Party Fundraiser agress to use EIF's logo according to logo guidelines.
- Any use of EIF’s name, logo and statistics must be approved by EIF prior to the event.
- EIF will not be responsible for expenses incurred by a third party fundraiser. All financial liabilities will be assumed by the Third Party.
- Materials, including but not limited to press releases, public service announcements, electronic marketing, posters, brochures, flyers and tickets must be approved by EIF prior to distribution.
- The Third Party Fundraiser agrees to pick up and return all materials borrowed from EIF, including food collection boxes, monetary donation canisters and unused marketing materials. It is the sole responsibility of the drive organizer to contact EIF to set up a time to pickup materials as well as timely return any borrowed or unused materials to EIF after the drive or fundraiser.
- Approved Third Party fundraising events must be referred to as “benefiting the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.” They may not be represented as “sponsored by”, “conducted on behalf”, or any similar terminology.
- Third Party fundraiser agrees to obey all federal, state and local laws and regulations in promoting and conducting their event.
- The Third Party Fundraiser may not represent to the public that it enjoys any tax exempt rights or privileges as a result of its participation in the event.