Annual School District Food Drive Begins Next Week
Sep 14, 2016 01:00PM ● Published by Steven Jack
The winners of the food drive will be determined by the total number of items collected at each school, and the winning schools will be announced at halftime of the Varsity game. Fans attending the game will receive a raffle ticket for each can of food they bring for a chance to win prizes announced throughout the game.
In 2014, the district made its inaugural donation to the Kendall County Food Pantry, donating 58,000 items, which at the time was the largest single donation ever made to the pantry. That record was crushed in 2015 when the district collected and donated over 85,000 items.
Each school level will focus on a different need. Schools will be focusing on the following areas.
Elementary schools will focus on collecting:
- baby supplies (formula, diapers, wipes, food, etc.)
- dry food (pasta, dry beans, boxed meals, etc.)
- condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.)
- cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, etc.)
- breakfast (cereal, pancake mix, etc.)
- baking items (flour, sugar, etc.)
- paper goods (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, tissue, etc.)
- canned food (soup, fruit, vegetables, etc.)
The community can also show their school support while giving to a good cause. During that week boxes will be placed at local businesses, giving residents the opportunity to place food a box to support Oswego High School, or Oswego East High School.
The food drive occurs at a critical time before the holiday season, when donations are not at their peak. It also aligns the efforts of individual schools to maximize the community’s impact in fighting hunger locally.
PROVIDED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT 308