Fundraising the Healthy Way with CSA
Earn money for your school or church.
Is your school or church looking for an easy, healthy way to raise funds for your organization? We are always looking for new groups who want to become delivery sites.
Our CSA program is a subscription based produce delivery service. Participants sign up online and pick up their box at your location. In return, your group earns 10% of each box delivered.
If you are interested in starting our program at your site, please read through our program FAQ’s and submit the interest form and a member of our team will contact you.
CSA Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CSA Fundraising Program?
Tanaka Farms enjoys connecting our local family farm with members of the community! In an effort to reach the larger community, we began partnering with schools and churches to promote the program to their members. The participating sites maintain a membership base and use their site for members to pick up their boxes. In return, Tanaka Farms offers a portion of each box delivered back to the non-profit.
When and how often are the boxes delivered?
New sites are set up to receive deliveries every other week. We will let you know which delivery days and times are available based on your location. We will work with you to determine the best delivery window.
How much can my organization earn?
For each box delivered, your organization will earn 10%. For example, 10 large boxes ($33 each) and 10 small boxes ($22 each) per week will generate $55 per week. Fundraising checks are mailed quarterly (March, June, September, December) to the school and include monies earned over the quarter.
What are the geographic boundaries of the program?
Currently, we are accepting new sites from South Orange County to the south, the South Bay area (El Segundo, Torrance) to the north, Yorba Linda/Corona to the east and all areas in between.
What are the requirements for becoming a participating site?
Location in the geographic delivery area.
Minimum of 20 members to begin the program.
A volunteer or staff member to run the program. Site volunteers promote the program, maintain membership, print out a checklist before each delivery, ensure boxes are distributed correctly, gather empty boxes for the driver to pick up, and assist members with questions.
Be a qualified non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Do I have to sign up and maintain accounts for each of my members?
No, members will sign up online to create their individual account through our website. They will select your location from the drop down menu, select their box size, and enter their credit card information. Members will also make any changes to their account through the website. The site host only has to print out the checklist for each delivery and make sure boxes are distributed correctly.
How do I get members to join?
Promote the program frequently to your members. Send flyers home with each student, mention in newsletters, hold tabling events, advertise to the neighborhood (if the school allows).
I work for a company that is not a non-profit. Can we participate?
We work with many private companies to deliver our produce boxes to the workplace. It is a great addition to your corporate wellness program! Private companies are not eligible for fundraising. The same requirements will apply - 20 minimum members to start and a site coordinator to maintain the program.
How do I get started?
We would love to partner with you! Fill out the interest form below or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 653-2100 ext. 201. We will discuss your location and schedule a visit. Once we determine a good fit, we will set you up in our system and you can start promoting. Deliveries can begin as soon as the 20 member sign ups are met.