SCRIP - Food For Thought

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School offers school families a unique opportunity to raise funds for the school while also earning tuition credit dollars. With Food for Thought (also known as the Scrip program), families purchase gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, and more at the face value amount. OLMC School purchases the cards at a discount of 2-15%, resulting in revenue for each card purchased.

OLMC School families earn 50% of the profit generated after they meet the $175 minimum profit amount per family. Many OLMC families significantly reduce their tuition expense by using gift cards for their everyday purchases and encouraging family members and friends to also purchase cards.

The funds earned by the school from the Food for Thought program are used for field trips, cultural programs, technology improvements, and more.

Participating Businesses

One of the reasons the Food for Thought program is so successful is the wide variety of businesses that participate. Most school families find that they can shop and eat at all the places they normally frequent while earning funds for the school and reducing their tuition expenses.

To learn more about Food for Thought, or to purchase gift cards, please contact 480-967-5567 extension 2.

Food For Thought SCRIP Program


Purchasing FFT allows you to provide such a gift to OLMC without one penny of additional cost to you.

What is Food For Thought?
It's a fundraising program that raises money for OLMC through the sale of gift cards.

What gift cards are available?
We offer gift cards for all major supermarkets and approximately 50 other retail stores and restaurants.

How do the gift cards work?
Gift cards are available for purchase through the school and after all weekend masses. Purchase the amount you intend to spend at the store or restaurant and simply use the gift card in place of cash or check. It really is that easy!!

How much does it cost me to participate?
Nothing! If you purchase $100.00, you receive $100.00 in gift cards.

What can I purchase with my gift cards?
You may purchase almost everything the store has to offer: Disallowed items include: stamps, lottery tickets, and money orders. Restrictions apply when purchasing gift cards from in-store gift card malls.

Where does the profit go?
The profits support OLMC School. If you purchase scrip equaling $175 in profit for OLMC, you are now eligible for a rebate of 50 percent of any additional profit you accrue.

Remember, you already spend this money. Rather than paying cash or writing a check to a store, use that same cash or check to purchase your gift cards in advance and redeem them at the participating stores and restaurants. It is a gift you can freely give to our school. All you have to do is a little planning, and we make the program very accessible so it's easy for you to participate!

The choice of giving the gift is yours.

Please purchase Food for Thought gift cards and support our school.


"Ultratainment" is a voucher program that is good at local retail and restaurant chains. You can purchase vouchers worth $10 that can be spent at participating restaurants and venues.

When using Ultratainment vouchers please be aware that:

  1. Sales tax and gratuity must be paid with cash or credit.
  2. The vouchers are not valid with other promotions.
  3. No change is given.
  4. Parties of 6 or more must pay half of their check with cash or credit card.