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School Fund-Raising Campaigns

Setup Your Fund-Raiser

Each school can use two different web addresses, one for the school hot lunch program and the second for school fundraising. This separation of the two programs ensures that your revenue is tracked correctly and allows you to have different administrators for the hot lunches and for the fund-raisers thus avoiding confusion.

The fund-raising team has their own schedules, suppliers, products, order forms and even their own account balances and optionally different payment rules. Most schools prefer to not accept PayPal for all fund-raisers so you have the flexibility with two web sites to manage the payment rules and features separately from the hot lunch program.

Single User ID for Parents

Parents register once at the primary web site, add their children and can optionally place hot lunch orders. To access the fund-raiser web site there will be a link from the "LOGIN" and "HOME" menu tabs to access the second web site and the parents same user id and password will work on the fund-raiser web site.

Customer Orders

After logging into the fund-raiser site parents can place orders using their existing children's entries or a parent can create a customer entry to place an order for relatives, friends or co-workers. Each order will have a total so that the parents can easily track the amount of money to collect from their "customers".

Order Distribution

The system will generate receipts or packing slips for each order so that you can easily distribute the orders to each family.

Accounting and Revenue

The use of a separate web site means that you can track your revenue and collections separately from the hot lunch money and ensure that all monies are assigned correctly. Each parent will have a single account but purchases and payments made on the fund-raising site are kept separate for ease of tracking.





What our clients say

Hot Lunches Online

We were on a web-based program prior to coming onto hotlunches.net. Our program was very basic but it suited our needs. However, due to support issues, we had to investigate other options and hotlunches.net was the one we chose. No regrets. This program is so powerful, flexible and easy for anyone to use. The support is second to none. And Mark, what can I say about Mark; he is a technical genius and extremely patient with those of us who are technically challenged. It is rare to meet a "techie" who is so good with people. I love that if we question him on why the program does this and not that, all of a sudden you will get an update saying that what you mentioned is changed. Coming from a background of very little support, it is a real treat dealing with Mark.

- Lesley Hart - Stoneybrook Public School (London, Ontario)

Hot Lunches Online

I am a parent on the HOT LUNCH COMITTEE from Carnarvon Community School in Vancouver and have just started to use the program since September after many years of frustrations with PAPER orders. I have found an overwhelmingly positive response from parents who have found it easy and fast to use( and love the paypal option) and from our hot lunch committee who have found pizza days go faster and smoother. I had and still have questions as they come up with the system and Mark is very fast at responding to all my emails. All in all, a good choice by our school.

- Helen Reid - Carnarvon Community School (Vancouver, B.C.)

Hot Lunches Online

The Belgo PAC purchased the hotlunches.net program in June 2009, and began using the program for hot lunch orders this September. We can not say enough positive things about this program, it is extremely easy to use and a phenomenal organizational tool. We have not encountered any "glitches" and all of the transactions and ordering has been smooth and hassle free.

Additionally, the customer service Mark Fester provides is extraordinary. He always returns calls and emails in a timely manner and provides regular updates in relation to program changes etc. Mark has modified the program based on customer suggestions and we were especially impressed when he took the time to meet with us personally when we were considering purchasing the program.

The PAC at Belgo Elementary will continue to purchase the hotlunches.net program, and it is well worth the cost.

- Amber Himbeault - Ecole Belgo Elementary (Kelowna, B.C.)

Hot Lunches Online

At Acme School, we used the Hot Lunch Program for a few years before we decided in September to switch to another program. After 4 months of frustration with the other program, we decided to return to Hot Lunches in January 2018. Best decision ever!
It only makes sense to use a program that was designed for that reason. The support I receive is also amazing.

- Connie Rieger - Acme School (Acme, Alberta)

Hot Lunches Online

Thanks, and can I tell you how absolutely amazing it was to press a key and get a delivery order last week? OMG, what was this school waiting for? Truly, mind boggling that people have been manually inputting data for years. I've only been in the position for 5 months and kicking myself it took me as long as it did.

- Jen Dodds - Whistler Waldorf School (Whistler, BC)

Hot Lunches Online

Wanted to say Thank you for another great year of hot lunches!!! Thanks for always being available to answer my questions.

- Holly Martin - Kinnaird Elementary (Castlegar, BC)

Hot Lunches Online

I has to say, amazing job with the site - this is exactly what WRE needed! so much more useful than the official site - i'm wondering if we could just move the newsletters and important dates over here, so i don't need 2 bookmarks :)
Anyways - huge thanks for putting this together - very impressive!

- Mick - White Rock Elementary Parent

Hot Lunches Online

We have been using hotlunches.net for several years. In fact, we tried another online system for a year, but came back to hotlunches.net. The system is logical and easy to use for administrators, and parents. I love the tutorials, and don't usually need help, but when I do, I always get my problem solved fast. Hotlunches.net is also a convenient place to comply with PAC regulations, and keep copies of your meeting minutes and agendas. These documents can be easily read by your school community.

- Maria Myers - Ecole Woodward Hill (Surrey, BC)

Hot Lunches Online

We are so pleased with the system so far - It will make school hot lunch life so much easier and we look forward to using it for other fundraising within our school as well. Great product!!

- Jen Ferreira - John Dearness PS (London, Ontario)

Hot Lunches Online

You are a star Leann! Thank you so much for these instructions and I did it yesterday. Thank you again for all your help this year.

- Nora Shipton - Westwind Public School (Stittsville, Ontario)

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