Donorbox Cares: A Reduced Platform Fee of 0.5% for Food Banks

Donorbox Cares: A Reduced Platform Fee of 0.5% for Food Banks

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Donorbox is reducing its platform fee from 1.5% to 0.5% for food banks and hunger-relief nonprofits.

With the rampant spread of COVID-19, the need for food bank services in our communities is at an all-time high. In this time of increasing need, Donorbox is extending support to food banks and hunger relief organizations so they can continue to serve millions of families. To apply, please:

  1. Sign up on Donorbox, and
  2. Complete the simple, 5-step request form here

This platform fee reduction is being honored from April to July 2020.

The crisis is real

As a result of the government’s recommended measures to control the spread of the virus, the supply chain of essential items and groceries has been disrupted. Furthermore, panic-buying and hoarding have made it even more difficult to get food to those who need it most.

Many are suffering financial hardship due to loss of work and employment, causing more trouble for food-insecure families. Measures intended to reduce virus transmission —lockdowns and social distancing— are leaving seniors and immunocompromised people to rely on expensive and limited grocery delivery services.

In this time of crisis, the role of food banks has become more crucial than ever, and these organizations’ fundraising needs are changing. The aid for food banks is becoming vital in large parts of our communities.

Food banks are invaluable to society

As community-​based organizations, Food banks ​are at the forefront of local ​civil society response to global needs and crises.

Food banks acquire donated and surplus foods that may otherwise be wasted —from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources. Next, they make these foods available to those in need through an established network of community agencies. A large number of individuals depend on food banks for sustenance.

The services of food banks are invaluable in the current times.

An alarming need for assistance

According to a survey done by the Global FoodBanking Network, conducted with hunger relief organizations in 39 countries, it was reported that there is:

  • 50-100%+ increase in demand for emergency food assistance. One member noted: “We are handling five times more than our normal capacities.”
  • 90% reported an urgent need for food. One member noted that due to panic buying, “Retail donations have been negligible for the past two months and show little indication of resuming. The current bump in wholesale donations and food drives will not be sufficient to offset these losses.”
  • 21% reported an urgent need for more employees or volunteers to handle the increase in demand.

If you are a food bank or a hunger relief nonprofit, you can partner with Donorbox and step up your fundraising in these unprecedented times.

About Donorbox

Donorbox is a powerful donation software for nonprofits, used by 30,000+ organizations globally. The donation platform helps nonprofits attract more recurring donors and makes the online checkout process effortless.

We have created a resource center with links and resources to help your organization cope with the effects of COVID-19 and plan ahead.

Please reach out to our Donorbox team at if you have any questions or concerns. And, for more nonprofit resources and tips, visit our nonprofit blog.

Raviraj heads the sales and marketing team at Donorbox. His growth-hacking abilities have helped Donorbox boost fundraising efforts for thousands of nonprofit organizations.

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