Dermer Dreams

Neighborhood Captain Program

Empowering Students to Fight Hunger…One Bag at a Time.

Dermer Dreams provides high school students a streamlined platform along with the supplies and support to run their own successful food drive.

Students receive 50 Dermer Dreams donation bags and create a strategy to fill as many bags as possible. 

Upon completion of the program, students earn 10 Hours of Community Service.

Check out below How it Works & Strategies to Consider.

It is too late to sign up for the May food drive.

Sign up below for Saturday, November 2, 2024.

Watch this video – it will answer all of your questions about the Neighborhood Captain Program.

How It Works

Earn 10 Community Service Hours!

Create & Manage your own food drive.

  • Students sign up as a Neighborhood Captain.
  • Dermer Dreams delivers 50 donation bags to the Captain 2 weeks before the food drive.
  • The Captain creates their strategy and distributes the donation bags one week before the food drive.
  • On the date of the food drive, the student, along with a parent or adult over 18, pick up the donations and deliver them to the Dermer Dreams drop site.
  • Upon delivery, the Captain receives a certificate for 10 Hours of Community Service

IT’S SIMPLE. WE PROVIDE YOU EVERYTHING AT NO COST TO YOU!

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

Strategies To Help You Create Your Own Food Drive:

EVERY BAG COUNTS!

  • Text family and friends who live nearby to request they fill up one or more bags.
  • Raise money through Venmo to go shopping to fill a portion of your bags.
  • Distribute bags to people in your community.
  • Request for bags to be filled at a supermarket or any similar place.
  • Give out bags in front of a supermarket and ask if people will fill the bag.
  • Include a personal note inside the bag about why you want to help people who are hungry.
  • Offer personal pick-up times where someone can text you to pick up their bag.

 

Be Creative and Design the best strategy for you!

 

See how this student used Venmo to fill bags!