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Neighborhood Captain Program

WE COLLECTED & DELIVERED

443,075 POUNDS OF FOOD!!

Thank you New Jersey!

69,370 pounds of food donated!

Congratulations to our Neighborhood Captains and volunteers!

Spring date to be announced soon! 

Our Neighborhood Captains
Answers Your Questions

Interview of Neighborhood Captains
Earning Charity Hours

Create and Manage your own food drive!

IT'S SO SIMPLE & IT DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING!

It is the Neighborhood Captain's job to manage the program from start to finish.   

How it works:

  1. Dermer Dreams delivers the Neighborhood Captain 100 donation bags 2 weeks before the food drive.
  2. The student distributes the bags to whoever they want no later than 1 week before the food drive.
  3. The student, along with a parent or adult over 18, picks up the donations after 10 AM and delivers them to the Dermer Dreams drop site on the day of the food drive.
  4. Upon delivery, the student will receive a certificate for 10 Hours of Community Service.

 

Use the ideas below and others you come up with to create the best strategy to collect as much food as possible.

  • GIVE BAGS TO FAMILY MEMBER
  • GIVE BAGS TO FRIENDS
  • GIVE MULTIPLE BAGS TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW.  FOR EXAMPLE, GIVE 3 BAGS TO 33 PEOPLE YOU KNOW INSTEAD OF GIVING 100 BAGS TO PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW
  • USE VENMO TO RAISE MONEY TO GO SHOPPING AND FILL A PORTION OF YOUR BAGS
  • INCLUDE A PERSONAL NOTE INSIDE OF THE BAG.  IT COULD BE THE REASON WHY YOU FEEL YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE
  • OFFER PERSONAL PICK UP TIMES WHERE THE RESIDENT CAN TEXT YOU AND YOU WILL PICK UP THE BAG BEFORE SATURDAY.

 

1.2 Million people in New Jersey face hunger every day,
400,000 of them are children.
Our Dream is to Change This.

IN THE NEWS

Testimonials from Our Captains!

Testimonials from Our Captains! Read how participating in our Dermer Dreams Food Drives have impacted our captains. What a great bunch of captains we have! Click to read the testimonials!

Fair Haven Living Spotlight Article

Fair Haven Living Spotlight Article Great article in Fair Haven Living entitled “The Dermer Family: Fighting Hunger One Bag at a Time” – learn about the Dermer Family and their mission! Read the article here!
Dermer Dreams Congratulates the Class of 2021

Dermer Dreams Congratulates the Class of 2021

Dermer Dreams Congratulates the Class of 2021 We thank all of you who have participated in our Neighborhood Captain Program. With your hard work and dedication, we have raised over 191,500 pounds of food! You have proven to us that you have the drive to accomplish incredible things. We wish you continued success in the ...

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

THANK YOU to our friends, family, sponsors and supporters! Sending a virtual hug to all who made our Spring 2022 Dermer Dreams Food Drive an amazing success 💙💛 78,350 lbs of food donated to those in need! Thousands of meals are being served to people because of your hard work and effort. ❤️ Thank you ...

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A Virtual Hug from Dermer Dreams!

All of us at Dermer Dreams would like to take this opportunity to thank our entire community for contributing to our food drive! Your collective participation resulted in the collection of 103,756 pounds of food for those in need! Thank you to all the Residents of Monmouth County for your continued generosity year over year. ...

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Dermer Dreams Featured in Community Magazine NJ

Dermer Dreams was featured in the Community Magazine NJ. Great article about our mission and goals! Thank you to LiliAnn Paras for the great article! You can check out the article online here or view a PDF of the article.