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The Great Plains Food Bank offers a unique way you can play a critical role in the fight to end hunger by hosting your own virtual food drive, individual fundraiser or team fundraiser. 

Virtual food drive participants have the chance to select products inside our online “virtual” food drive that directly shows how your donations help Great Plains Food Bank programs and services supply needed food assistance to more than 97,000 hungry individuals each year. 

In addition to our virtual food drive, we also offer you the chance to run your own individual fundraiser or team fundraiser to help in the fight to end hunger. Find below for a complete FAQ all about the Great Plains Food Bank virtual food drive, individual fundraiser and team fundraiser. 

Our virtual food drive is a perfect way to show donors the incredible impact their dollars can make. At the Great Plains Food Bank, we are able to provide three meals for every dollar that is donated. By adding items to your shopping cart in our virtual food drive, you are able to see the difference you can make. 

FAQ 

ARE WE ACTUALLY PURCHASING EACH ITEM SELECTED THROUGH THE VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE? 
No. Each item we have listed in the virtual food drive is specifically selected to show the incredible impact each dollar you donate can make for the more than 97,000 hungry individuals we serve each year. At the Great Plains Food Bank, we are able to provide three meals for every dollar donated. And with each gift through the virtual food drive coming in as a monetary gift, it allows us to be as efficient as possible with each donation. 

HOW DO I CREATE MY VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE? 
To create a virtual food drive, first click the link HERE.  Once you are on our virtual food drive page, click “Virtual Food Drive” from the list of options. With a virtual food drive, you have a number of customization options. Basic Information includes setting a food drive name, custom URL, adding a company/organization name (if desired), and uploading a food drive profile image. You can then set your overall virtual food drive goal. Virtual food drives are set by default to always be open, but you can set a start and end date if desired. Finally, you can select the products available for purchase during the Virtual Food Drive. You can add as many products from the list as you would like. Just click “Save and Close” to launch your virtual food drive. Changes to the virtual food Drive can be made at any time via the User Dashboard. 

HOW DO I CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER? 
To create an individual fundraiser, first click the link HERE.Find the individual fundraiser from the list of options and click the “Start Your Campaign” button under the individual fundraiser option. On your individual fundraiser page, you can set basic information such as a campaign name and a custom URL. You can also set your fundraising goal. Finally, upload a profile image for the page and use the text box to set a “Short Description for Your Individual Fundraising Page.” This is where you can share a bit about why you are fundraising for the Great Plains Food Bank. Finally, select “Save and Close.” Your fundraiser is now live! To make any edits to the fundraiser, just click the “Edit my Individual Fundraiser” button on the User Dashboard. 

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM FUNDRAISER? 
To create a team fundraiser, first click the linkHERE. Find the team fundraiser from the list of options and click “Create a Team.”From the Team fundraiser creation page, you will be able to set a team name and a custom URL. You can also upload a team image and select a banner color to represent the team. You will need to set a team fundraising goal. Finally, set a start and end date for your team fundraiser. Once you click “Save and Close,” your team fundraising page will be active. To make any changes to the team page, just head to the user dashboard. 

HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM FUNDRAISER? 
Fundraisers can join any team just by going to the team fundraiser page HERE and clicking the “Join This Team” button. To find teams, click the “Join a Team” button from your user dashboard or the team link in the top menu bar. You can also find teams by using the search feature. 

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Ongoing support is important to enabling projects to continue their work, so we encourage donors to continue to contribute to projects over time. But if you must cancel your recurring donation, please notify us.