Monday, December 17, 2012

Food Drive

Hungry? You aren't alone. Families throughout Berkeley often do not have enough food to adequately feed their children. One in six households in Alameda County rely on the Alameda Food Bank to help feed themselves. During this time of sharing, Willard Middle School wants to remember those in need and reach out to help them. To accomplish this we are staging our fifth annual "Willard Helping Willard" food drive.

We are asking that students and families bring in food to share with needy families in the Willard community. December 10 - 21, bring in donations of non-perishable food items such as pasta, beans, canned soup, and cereal. Please remember that we cannot accept donations of food in glass jars, perishable food, frozen food, fresh produce, soda, and baby food or formula or non-food items. There will be bins for each grade level in the library. We will be collecting food every day until Winter Break.

Also, if you are a family that requires food assistance please call 644-6330 and ask to speak to any counselor. We will then distribute the food Willard collects in the food drive to as many of the families requesting assistance as possible during the Winter Break.  Each family will receive a large box and grocery bag of food.  Any additional food will be donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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