Set up an online fundraiser

Set up a peer-to-peer fundraising page on Givebutter or Facebook to support Hollywood Food Coalition through your network! Organizing a virtual fundraising event provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your personal contributions, increase awareness, and foster community. 

Start your fundraiser: Choose a platform and set a goal. Whether it’s through Givebutter or Facebook, we provide step-by-step instructions for both to simplify your experience.

Share your story: Personalize your fundraising page by explaining why raising money for HoFoCo is important to you. Check out some additional tips and resources below if you need help or inspiration.

Invite your community: Spread the word through email, social media, or other channels to friends, family, and colleagues.

  • Post your donation link to your social media accounts
  • Post your donation link to LinkedIn if you have an active professional network
  • Send an E-Mail to all of your friends and family members sharing your experience with the Hollywood Food Coalition and asking for their support
  • Share your donation link via text /WhatsApp, etc.
  • Talk to friends and family directly and send links individually

Platforms & Instructions

Create a peer-to-peer personalized page on Givebutter

Create a fundraiser on Facebook

  • On your computer, login to Facebook.
  • On the left, click fundraiser heart coin Fundraisers.
    • Tip: If you don’t see Fundraisers on the left, then click See more.
  • On the left, click Raise money.
  • Click Nonprofit.
  • You can either:
    • Scroll to find Hollywood Food Coalition in the list of nonprofits
    • Type Hollywood Food Coalition into the search bar 
  • Select the nonprofit.
  • On the left, enter:
    • The goal amount of money you want to raise
    • The currency you want the funds to be in
  • Click Create.
You’ll see a screen pop up where you can invite your friends to donate to your fundraiser, share your fundraiser in your feed, or donate to the fundraiser yourself.

Tips and Templates

Share your story 

Let your friends, family and coworkers know how you are involved with Hollywood Food Coalition and why the organization and its work is important to you. People tend to relate to personal stories and want to support a meaningful cause even more if they have a personal connection.

If you’re a volunteer, share some anecdote or story from your personal experience volunteering at the Community Dinner or Community Exchange.

If Hollywood Food Coalition’s services have impacted you directly, please share with your community how impactful the organization’s work is on our community, including how meaningful and impactful it is on you.

If you’ve contributed before, tell your network why you’ve done it, how your values and beliefs align with those of Hollywood Food Coalition, and why you think others should support with anything they can too.

Post on your social channels

Share a picture of your involvement with Hollywood Food Coalition or select one from our photo gallery.  Again, make it personal!

Link your fundraiser and ask people to share it to help you reach or surpass your goal!

Send an email 

Write an email to your network and personalize it as much as possible, sharing your connection to Hollywood Food Coalition and your connection to the person you’re contacting.

Use the information described in the “Share your story” section and use photos and numbers (here’s our latest Impact Sheet for reference) to reinforce your message, and thank your audience for the impact their contribution will make, for example:

  • It will reduce food insecurity for an increasing number of people who are struggling to have access to healthy and nutritious food
  • It will help more vulnerable Angelenos connect to essential needs and services
  • It will contribute to reducing food waste and consequent harmful emissions in the atmosphere

Set up an in-person fundraiser

Create an event to raise funds for Hollywood Food Coalition at your home or another location, and invite your community to contribute to a good cause! 

We can provide you with online tools to collect funds through entry fees/tickets, or set up your own using platforms like Eventbrite.

Event Ideas

Below are a few ideas (the sky is the limit!) to organize your in-person fundraising event. Based on availability, someone from the Hollywood Food Coalition team will be happy to join and speak about the organization, and we will provide any informational material necessary upon request. Please contact Linda for further information.

Host a dinner

  • Whether you can host a dinner at your home or at a restaurant, congregating around a meal is a great idea to connect to the topic of food insecurity

Host an event in your home or backyard 

  • Organize a cocktail hour and small bites gathering
  • Set up a small concert (services like Sofar Sounds can assist)
  • Set up a movie night

Host a social activity at a local business

  • Host a bingo night at a local club
  • Host a cheese and wine-tasting event at a local wine and cheese store
  • Host a group gym class at a local studio

Fundraise Through Our Partners

We teamed up with HungryFriend to make supporting Hollywood Food Coalition even easier and more delicious than ever!

How to Sign Up:

Click this link

Enter your details to create your HungryFriend account.

Start dining out and making an impact!

Don’t forget to download the HungryFriend app (available on iPhone and Android)

Why Join HungryFriend?

Every bite you take at our partnered restaurants directly supports Hollywood Food Coalition.

It’s super easy—no need for codes or special instructions, just dine as usual.

Join us on HungryFriend today and let’s make a difference together, one meal at a time!