Do you need to raise funds for your
team, church, school, event, non-profit or any other group?
Johnston’s makes it easy, profitable and delicious
with our Classic Great Southern BBQ Fundraiser
Call (850) 997-5622
You sell the best BBQ around, and we’ll do all the rest!
Our fundraising menu includes five of our favorites, conveniently packaged and hand-delivered with instructions for storage and reheating. You can choose to sell all five, or narrow your options down to include only the products you think will sell the best. Additional sauces, rubs, and seasonings are available by arrangement.
What you’ll be selling
- Country Style Ribs – 3.5 lbs. of fall-off-the-bone tender! Prepared with our special rib rub, then rotisserie smoked with a combination of wood and gas, you won’t find ribs like this anywhere else.
- Boston Butts – Perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. Weighing in at 6-6.5 lbs, our irresistible savory recipe is made from the best meat in the business.
- Homemade Hickory Smoked Sausage – 5 lbs. of heaven on a plate. Perfect for breakfast with hotcakes or Southern fried grits, or stewed in a gumbo for supper. Choose from any of our sausage flavors. (Sausages stay fresh in the freezer for up to three months.)
- Cured and Smoked Picnic Hams – A delectable centerpiece for your next family gathering, our 6- 6.5 lb. picnic hams are expertly cured and smoked to produce a sweet, juicy flavor and bewitching aroma.
How much can you expect to earn?
Like anything worth doing, you get out of it what you put in. But we know you want to hear some numbers, so here’s what some of our participants have done in the past:
- A baseball dugout club earned $11,970
- A hospice organization earned $4,554
- A school boosters club earned $3,000
- And a high school marching band earned a whopping $20,000!
And that’s all profit, folks—the part our participants got to keep!
How it works
The process is simple:
Step 1: Contact us to let us know you want to have a fundraiser
We’ll have you complete our Fundraising Agreement, select your delivery date, and tell us where to deliver your goodies when the selling window closes.
You decide how much markup you want to tack on (that’s right, you get to set your own profit margin!) You’ll receive your fundraiser ticket booklets approximately 2 days later, and then you’re off to the races.
Step 2: Sell, sell, sell!
For the best results, allow yourself a 2-3 week selling window. That’s the sweet spot for maintaining engagement, keeping your organizers motivated, and providing a delivery date that buyers can see ahead to.
Step 3: Call in your orders
To make sure we have plenty of inventory on hand, we’ll ask you for preliminary sales about a week before your fundraiser ends. We’ll ask again a few days later, but rest assured, you can keep selling right up until the final day. Just keep us in the loop about any large last-minute orders so we can make sure to have the appropriate stock on hand.
Step 4: Cooking and delivery day
We cook your orders on the day of delivery so you’ll get them fresh and hot. Once your orders are cooked to perfection, we’ll deliver them right to your door. For the most streamlined experience, we recommend setting up staffed tables (not included) and allowing your buyers a firm 2-hour pickup window near the end of the work day.
Step 5: Add up your orders, take out our cost—and you keep the rest!
That’s it, folks. It’s that easy. I’m ready to start my fundraiser
Does this fundraiser really work?
We assure you, it does! But don’t take our word for it, just listen to what our past participants have to say:
“We raised almost $2800 for our baseball program. You told us you would do all the work if we sold the tickets. We could not have been more pleased” ~ Jerry Teft, Valdosta, GA
“Johnston’s, thank you so much for all of your hard work to make the Lincoln Lacrosse Boston Butt Fundraiser such a tremendous success! It was so much work for you and so little work for us! We really appreciate everything you did for us! ” ~ Kim Barnhill
Who can participate?
As long as you have a need, you can hold a fundraiser. Here are a few ideas, but this is only a partial list. If you’re not sure whether your cause qualifies, call us and we’ll help you explore the possibilities.
OK, I’m ready. How do I get started?
Call (850) 997-5622
Still have questions?
Don’t worry, we’ll support you through the entire process. If at any time you have a question, just call us and we’ll help you get the answer. Here are the questions we get asked the most.
How will my orders be delivered?
Orders of fewer than 200 items will be hand-delivered and set up on tables that you provide. Orders over 200 items will be palletized (but don’t worry, we’re still going to help you set up).
How do I submit my orders?
Please submit all orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll submit preliminary orders through email about 7 days before your fundraising period ends, and we’ll ask you for “final” numbers about three days later, but don’t worry, you can keep selling right up until the last day.
Are the meals fully cooked?
Yes, everything is fully cooked and ready to eat, except the sausages, which are hickory smoked and ready to cook.
How do I reheat and safely store the meats?
Your orders will arrive conveniently packaged with specific reheating and storage instructions. You can reheat our fully cooked meats right in the delivery tin. Sausages will stay fresh in the freezer for up to three months.
When do I pay Johnston’s for my orders?
There’s no need to worry about anything but selling until the very last day of your fundraiser; you’ll settle your invoice on the day of delivery.
Who do I contact if I have a question or problem?
Call us at 850-997-5622. We’ll be standing by to help.
Advance your cause with Johnston’s Great Southern BBQ Fundraiser
Because you know who doesn’t love the mouthwatering flavor of slow-cooked, hickory-smoked meats, right?
Call (850) 997-5622
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