Assured Life Association is sponsoring another Chapter Food Build this year in conjunction with the National Member Food Drive. This is a way chapters can earn a minimum of $100 from the home office for their food banks AND involve members in a fun event!
If you have a member food drive, please consider including a Food Build in your event plans. It gets your members involved and excited about the event. Take the cans and boxes of food and other food items collected and build something out of them; like building blocks. Take pictures of your food build throughout the process and one of the final structure and submit those pictures to the home office by December 14, 2017 along with a completed food build form. The food build form can be completed online here.
Step 1. Build-Create a Food Build structure
Step 2. Share-Share pictures of your Food Build with the Home Office
Step 3. Earn-Earn at least $100 for your local food bank
If your chapter includes a Food Build in its Member Food Drive Event and sends pictures of its creation to the home office, the home office will donate at least $100 to your local Food Bank. Perhaps not as exciting as a contest, but just as effective for local food programs. Everyone that does a Food Build wins! We will share all Food Build entries on our website and blog and through member emails. A member poll will be included in the promotion to see which food build they liked the best. So submit your food build if for no other reason, bragging rights!
Last year, DBIA Lodge 29 in Seattle, WA and DBIA Lodge 348 in Eugene, OR participated and earned their food banks a $250 donation from the home office this past year! Check out their Food Builds!
DBIA Lodge 29 of Seattle created a replica of Holger Danske. Holger Danske is normally regarded as a Danish national symbol according to Encyclopedia Mythica. The character was first mentioned in French literature in 1060. Hans Christian Andersen brought the character to life in his fairytale, Hoger Danske, where he is described as sitting fast asleep, with his beard having grown into the table in front of him and his sword in his lap; prepared to wake up to action in case Denmark is threatened by outside forces.
DBIA Lodge 29 collected a total of 490 lbs of food valued at $996 plus $86 in cash donations. With the profits of its Veteran’s Night Dinner in the amount of $196.56 also being added, the total value of DBIA’s Food Drive was $1,278.56, all benefiting HopeLink.
DBIA Lodge 348 of Eugene created a a replica of the Tuborg Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark, that delivers their Julebryg Christmas Beer on the first Friday of November every year. That day has become known as “J-Day! A scene was created surrounding the theme of Tuborg's delivery of its Christmas brew. This seasonal beer is only on the market for ten weeks every year, yet is Denmark's 4th best selling beer according to the Carlsberg Group website. DBIA Lodge 348 collected 250 lbs of food valued at about $400 for Food for Lane County. From the blue bottles of beer to the truck wheels, everything was made with cans and/or boxes of food!