Handing out candy, free food recommended recruitment tool for LGBTQ+ clubs in schools
Howard County Public Schools, Maryland
Each HCPSS school has one or more staff members designated as Rainbow Representatives. Their duties include sponsoring Gender and Sexuality Alliances clubs during school hours or after school hours. Training materials for Rainbow Representatives link to a GLSEN document that recommends handing out candy to recruit students and states that "Free food can make your club meetings and events much more enticing."
Other school districts in Maryland and other states likely promote the same thing. In the case of Maryland, most official documents related to LGBTQ+ students list GLSEN as a resource.
GLSEN: Tips for finding new GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) club members