How to organise a bag pack

How to organise a bag pack

Bag packing in a local supermarket can be a really easy way to raise money and spread the word about VSO.


  • Think about the supermarkets that you would benefit from the most.  The bigger the supermarket the better as there will be more checkouts for you to use.
  • Get permission first! Ask to speak to the manager and tell them about your fundraising.  If they ask you to send in a formal letter we can help you with this, so please do get in touch. 
  • Discuss with the management what day to hold your bag pack- they’ll know when the supermarket is likely to be busiest and when you can hope to raise the most funds
  • Don’t be afraid to ask whether you can book a series of dates to do bag packing – an easy way to increase your total with little extra effort
  • Once you have confirmed your dates, get a team of packers together and head to the supermarket. Make sure you have someone covering each aisle for maximum impact.
  •  Contact us for some branded collection buckets and tins as well as a few leaflets about what we do and who we are.  Wear your VSO T-shirt with pride for maximum authority!   
  • Be confident, friendly and ready with a winning smile and watch the donations come in.


  • Don't forget to pay in any raised funds to us as quickly as possible and to find out how, please visit our how to pay in your funds page
  • Please note that for events such as this, you cannot claim Gift Aid on the money rasied. 
  • For more information about the sorts of events you could hold and other things you can do to raise funds for us, visit our ideas and inspiration section.

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