Candy bar sales for school fundraising, no cost upfront, sounds like a fundraising dream come true. Finally, a way for schools to fundraise successfully with no risk of lost profits due to unsold products. We apologize for bursting your bubble; that, our friends, is a fantasy.
Due to laws regarding health and safety, accepting the return of unsold food products is not standard practice in the US. If you find a candy sales for school fundraiser with no cost upfront, make sure you get all the details before agreeing to anything. Unfortunately, some setups can take advantage of innocent customers, even school fundraisers. Educate yourself and understand the programs you are considering. Most suppliers offer an information package that clearly presents the costs and benefits.
Now, many candy bar distributors will accept purchase orders from schools and other public organizations. This may be what they mean by “no-upfront costs.” However, it should be clear that there is no option to return unsold items. Also, most candy sales fundraisers do offer free shipping to help alleviate costs.