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Old 02-16-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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This is not a solicitation. My company is trying to raise money for a local charity by doing a food sell (very soon) and I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any local grocers or businesses who I should try getting the food donated from. Preferably an entity that doesn't have a long wait time as the sell is coming soon. Any suggestions would help. Again, I'm not asking anyone here to give anything. Just suggestions or ideas. Thank You.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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You might try H.E.B. or Walmart
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Most of the big stores require you to get something submitted right at the start of the month. HEB, Wal-Mart and Target require letters and requests to be made right around the 1st of the month. Do not go to every single store in the city. Go to the one closest to your place of business as bigger stores assist within the community and their databases are connected. Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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I know Sprouts Markets does donations. Awhile back, they were doing this special where customers could donate by buying a pre-packed brown bag of food.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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My experience has been that they won't deal with anyone who's not a 501(c)3. If you've got people who are motivated, you can approach local businesses for donations and hold a raffle. If you do, write up a letter to hand the management and in-person will generate much more response than the telephone.

That takes quite a bit of effort and not something you can easily pull off on short notice. Sometimes the management has to contact upper management.

If you mean you are going to prepare food, Bolner's might be willing to cut you a deal on a volume purchase, but they get hit all the time for donations. Something is better than nothing and it's better to serve a quality burger than one of those frozen patties packs.

Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Thanks for your ideas guys, I'm truly appreciative!

Yes, we are going to prepare the food on site. It's a chili sale.
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