Frequently Asked questions

Who do I contact with questions about For The Kids?

Send us an email at info@forthekids.com or give us a call or send us a text
@ 801-803-0033.

How do I donate?

There are several ways to donate! 
 

  1. You can click the donate button on our main page, please leave us a note with your name and email so we can reach out and thank you!

  2. You can sign up for AmazonSmile and select For the Kids Org as your preferred charity.

  3. Still like to write checks?  You can mail us a check to 825 North 300 West Suite C-139 SLC, UT 84103.

  4. .  You can donate through Venmo @ForTheKidsOrg.

  5. ​We also love food drives!  You can find information about our food drives on our Home Page on our website.

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What are the ways I can volunteer with FTK?

We LOVE our volunteers! You can organize a food drive or schedule a time to come and help us pack the bags that we send home with kids on the weekends. Please email us at info@forthekids.org for more information.

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I want to organize a food drive, what are the steps
I need to take?

Hosting a food drive is simple and only takes a few steps. 

  1. Select dates to begin and end your food drive: Food drives can last however long you’d like but we recommend running your drive for at least two weeks.

  2. Collect the most wanted items: For virtual food drives, this would be monetary donations. For traditional food drives, we can provide you with an up-to-date list of the most needed items. Simply share that list with your friends and family along with the directions for dropping off their donations. 

  3. Deliver your donations to For The Kids

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What are some tips to hosting a successful food drive?

Location is Everything

Don’t hold a food drive in the middle of nowhere; go where the people are! Offices, schools, grocery stores, and sporting events are all great locations!

Make it a Competition

Offering an incentive or a prize to donors can help create energy and excitement about your food drive.

Holding a food drive at a school? Reward the class who collects the most with a pizza party. Holding a food drive at work? Set a goal and promise the staff a free bagel breakfast if they reach it. Discount coupons, entries to a raffle, and admission to an event are other ways to persuade potential donors.

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Don't Do It Alone

Let’s face it: everything is easier with a little help.

Ask family members, friends, colleagues, and classmates to help spread the word and to lend a hand on the day of the event.

Pick a Theme

One way to get people excited about your food drive is to ask for specific items. For example, you can Spread the Love by only collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly. Other ideas are: SOUPer hero food drive, Mardi Gras (think red beans and rice!), Shark week (think Tuna!), Spring into action, Earth Day, Front Porch food drive, Trick or Can, Season of Giving, 12 Days of Giving, Can the CEO, Fill the truck... there are tons ideas out there!  

End Your Food Drive The Right Way

Officially end the food drive by thanking everyone who donated and sharing the results. Photos are a great way to show everyone how much food you collected, so make sure you take a picture with all of your donations! Post the photo on social media, or attach it to an email to thank everyone for their help. Be sure to send us the photo too, so that we can include it in the social media post we’re going to write about your event!

Think big!

Stop by your local supermarket or convenience store and let them know that you are collecting food for a local non-profit. Do they have any non-perishable items that they could donate? It’s ok if the food is a little past the expiration date; most of the time the food is still good.