The fish fry can also be a good fundraiser for a church or other organization. The fish is usually sold by the plate and the price includes a drink, slaw, hushpuppies and dessert. Members of the organization will usually contribute homemade desserts for the fundraiser.
One popular trend is fish restaurants sending their catering trucks to an organization and their staff will cook the fish and sides, while the club provides desserts and drinks. This helps ensure consistent quality and lessens the amount of cleanup and manpower required to host the event. Some places even provide paper plates and cutlery, which further reduces expenses.