2 — Engage Leadership
Take your campaign to the next level by working with your leadership to develop a campaign strategy. High level support will make your drive a success!
Get Leadership On Board
Schedule a meeting with your organization’s leadership to get approval and discuss campaign plans.
Explain community food needs and explain how your organization can help.
Share the benefits of Operation Feed: all employee involvement, team-building, leadership
development for campaign team members, morale boost, and public recognition/awards.
Basic Campaign Support
► Appointing associates to chair the campaign and/or serve on the planning committee
Hosting a leadership giving campaign for management
Signing a letter of support to associates
► Being visible and involved in campaign activities
► Sponsoring a campaign kick-off and/or finale event
► Providing time at meetings for Operation Feed
► Offering company donations of prizes or silent auction items (time off with pay, boxes/tickets to
an arts or sporting event, etc.)
Deeper Foodbank Engagement
Questions to explore:
► Is the organization aware of competitors’ community and philanthropic activities? Do they know
what other organizations are involved in Operation Feed, and would they be willing to meet
peer-to-peer with leaders from another participating organization?
► Will they speak with Mid-Ohio Foodbank leadership or take a Foodbank tour to get a better
understanding of hunger issues and the important contribution their organization can make?