Fundraising Food Alternatives

Fundraising Suggestions – (Non-Food)

We would like to assist you with the planning of recognizing classes with non-food related rewards.  Below are some ideas to help you get started:

Alternatives to Using Food Rewards


Extra recess

An activity related prize (balls, hula hoop, Frisbees, jump ropes, etc.)

Eating lunch outdoors

Bingo night

Listening to music while working

Sports night

Playing a game

Board of Education Recognition

Free choice at the end of the day

Piñata with fun gifts

A song, dance or performance by teacher or principal

Free pass to District function (play, musical, sporting event, etc.)

A local field trip

Mystery pack with gift wrapped items

A craft party

Special dress or themed day

A skating party

“Free Homework” Pass

An exercise class at a local gym

Class nature walk with scavenger hunt

A “sticker” party

Discount coupons to video stores

Gift certificate to school store

A dance

“How to juggle” clinic

Music while doing work

Movie night

Chat break at end of class

Extra computer time

Day for watching movie

Group activity


Guest presenter for class

Be creative!


Nut Free Snack Ideas- School Celebrations

Fresh Whole Apples, Oranges, Clementines, Bananas  

Kellogg’s Low Fat Nutri Grain Bars (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Apple)

Delmonte Fruit Salad Cups with 100% Juice

Rold Gold Whole Grain Heartzels

Sun Maid Raisins

Sun Chips Multigrain


Smartfood Popcorn

Baby Carrots with Ranch Dip

Lay’s Oven Baked Potato Chips

Grape Tomatoes

Frito Lay Whole Grain Crunchy Baked Cheese

Mott’s Fruit Snacks

Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips

Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks

Danimals – Nonfat Yogurt

Keebler Honey Graham Crackers

Yoplait – Nonfat Yogurt

Nabisco Graham Crackers

Motts 100% Juice Boxes

Rice Krispy Treats Whole Grain Original



Additional Resources

Smart Snacks in Schools Guide

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Snack Planner 
Under “Find a Product” select “Category”. Select drop down for Snack Foods. Confirm “Smart Snack Compliant Only” Yes. Click “Search”. Please check for individual allergies.

Safe Snack Guide – Allergy Friendly Products