The lower school’s annual Gr. 5 food drive begins on Mon., Nov. 9, and ends on Fri., Nov. 20. All the food and donations collected from this year’s drive will be delivered to St. Justin’s Church in Santa Clara, where they will be used to make meals and food bags for those in need.
“As we start to prepare for the holidays, I like to see my students take a moment to reflect on the good fortune they have been blessed with while also taking the time and effort to make a concerted effort to improve the lives of others who are less fortunate,” said Gr. 5 math teacher Pat Walsh, in an announcement to parents.
Food donations can be dropped off at the Bucknall campus gym lobby. Cash and check donations are also welcome, and should be delivered to the front office or to Walsh. Please make checks payable to St. Justin’s Community Ministry.
Specific items needed for the food drive are:
Bags – paper and large plastic
Canned fruit cocktail
Canned apple or pineapple juice
Canned tomatoes or tomato sauce
Canned beans, green beans, yams, corn, tomatoes
Boxed or canned pasta, chili or beans
Gravy and stuffing
Any non-perishable food item