Neat2Eat fundraisers offer a range of kid-friendly products that not only make lunchtime fun for kids, but also help promote rubbish-free lunches.
Although this post was sponsored by one of my advertisers, all opinions are my own, and I think they are great products I want to share with FRM readers.
IN A NUTSHELL
Fundraising ideas: Fun food storage and preparation products
Suitable for: Playgroups, kindergartens, daycare, primary school
Profit: 20% of sales
If sight words and getting to school on time aren’t enough, the stress of making ten school lunches a week (soon to be fifteen!) is enough to give me a headache. One child won’t eat sandwiches, the other won’t eat crusts. The third subsists on cheese and yoghurt but buying the individual yoghurt tubes can be prohibitively expensive.
Enter Neat2Eat, an Australian owned and operated company that has four kid-friendly products available for fundraisers.
Each of the Neat2Eat products solve a common complaint that parents have, making them easy to sell to families with kids from as young as one all the way through primary school.
The products are also sold in sets, making them economical for families and avoiding the problem of what happens when one is lost or left at school.
Snack Pouches are an economical and mess-free way of sending yoghurt (or custard or smoothies or juice) to school. They are easy to fill (and clean) through the base, are double-zippered to prevent spills and are dishwasher-safe. There is a nozzle on the side for kids to suck out their yoghurt. They come in two sizes (100ml and 200ml) and have cool designs even older kids won’t mind seeing in their lunch box. I found the larger pouch the easiest to fill and best for kids school lunches.
The larger sizes can also be sold to adults as a way to store leftover food in the freezer or to take on picnics full of sauces or toppings. It’s a great alternative to taking a giant bottle of tomato sauce on your next BBQ.
The snack pouches are a great product to sell at schools which are promoting ‘naked lunches’ and encouraging parents to send lunchboxes free of throw-away plastic and paper wrapping.
100ml Sell for $11 [set of 5] – you keep $2.20.
200ml Sell for $12 [set of 5] – you keep $2.40.
LunchPunch sandwich cutters make boring sandwiches into animals, cupcakes, trains, flowers and more. Each of the five sets have four different cutters and you simply push the cutter onto the sandwich turning a tasteless vegemite sandwich into a gumball machine or airplane surrounded by clouds.
Sell for $15 a set [4 cutters] – you keep $3.
Icy Pop Molds can be used at school or home and are an easy way to make frozen treats. Available in a range of patterns and colours, they hold 100ml of your favourite juice, yoghurt or drink and you simply place in the freezer overnight and then put them in the lunchbox the next day.
Made of strong, food grade silicon, they are bite and chew proof, and are perfect for babies and toddlers as well as kids who enjoy a healthy frozen treat.
Sell for $12 a set [4 molds] – you keep $2.40
A Kiddikutter Knife is a specially designed stainless steel serrated knife for kids. The cutting edge will cut through food but cannot cut fingers, making it a useful tool for young children who are learning to use cutlery, want to help make dinner or cut their own fruit. The knives come in a range of fun colours.
Sell for $12 each – you keep $2.40.
THE FUNDRAISING PROCESS
It is a very simple process:
Print order forms to distributed to participants. Allow a few weeks to maximise sales and ensure your group collects the money at the time each order it taken.
Send final order to Neat2Eat.
Your group will be invoiced for 80% of all sales PLUS postage. The remaining money is yours to keep.
Bags will be provided for packing so you can distribute your products to customers.
A $1 fee per order will be charged to cover delivery costs (with any excess being returned after courier costs have been calculated) and you can decide whether to charge this to your customers, or whether it will come out of your profits.
It will take approximately four weeks after the order is placed for your goods to be delivered.
When distributing your goodies, consider sending a note with links to the Neat2Eat blog for great recipe ideas and ways to use the products.
*Disclosure” Fundraising Mums were sent some sample products for the purpose of this article.