Granite Falls School District Food Drive
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GFSD Food Drive 2017

Snohomish County is made up of more than 750,000 people — of all ages and walks of life — from those who can easily afford meals for their families to those who struggle to simply make ends meet each month. With more than 80,000 citizens living below the poverty line in the county, along with an increase in homelessness, lower wage jobs, and families in crisis, the winter months can prove to be difficult for many.  In an effort to make the holidays less of a burden for local families, the Granite Falls School District sponsors a community “Food Drive” that allows us to connect with over 200 families, providing food, toys, and other necessities during the month of December.

Granite Falls is unique in our Food Drive.

  • We provide food and gifts to more than 200 local families within the Granite Falls community.
  • 100% of the donations go to the families we serve.
  • Often our students themselves and their families are the recipients.
  • Our volunteers are made up of a very hardworking and dedicated group of high school students known as “coordinators”.
  • Our staff and coordinators actually deliver food and gifts to the families directly.
  • The entire event is very authentic and changes the lives of not only the recipients, but the student coordinators.
  • Last year, we collected over 20,000 items and raised more than $10,000 in cash.

Beginning November 25, 2017, students and staff will be collecting donations of food and money, as well as collecting gifts for our Giving Tree. Our Giving Tree provides holiday gifts to children in our community. Those who are interested can go to any school office and receive a slip with a child’s name, gender, age, and a list of gift ideas. Student and staff volunteers will be making deliveries to these families themselves, starting December 13 and ending December 14, 2017.

This is a time of need for many families. During this time, you may see student volunteers at local grocery stores collecting both food and cash donations. Businesses can also get involved through our corporate sponsorship program. This is a season of giving, and any amount of love can change the world, affecting everyone, not just those involved.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Last Day to Bring in Gifts for Giving Tree: December 8th

Last Day for Class Competition Food Donations: December 11th

Delivery Days: December 13th and 14th

 

EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY: