September 1 – October 31, 2011
New and Improved for 2011
This marks the 17th year for our student food drive in Fayette County. But this year, we’ve decided to change things up! Instead of holding two separate food drives for the public and private schools in town, we’re combining public and private elementary and middle schools into one monster fall food drive. All area high schools will be invited to compete in a new food drive in the spring.
How It Works …
- As always, final results will be based on the number of pounds donated per student, with enrollment figures provided at the start of the food drive.
- The school bringing in the highest pounds per student total will take home the $1,000 grand prize.
- Other prizes will be awarded based on performance factors.
- Your food drive should take place in September or October. The time period is up to you, although we typically suggest at least a two-week food drive.
- Most schools like to run their drive during the last two weeks of October. This is acceptable but food donations are needed now and spreading the drive out helps our operations team incredibly. Please consider this when choosing your time frame.
What We Need …
- Canned Meat
- Canned Fruit
- Canned or Dry Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta & Rice
- Canned or Dry Potatoes
These don’t count …
Due to the incredible need for a variety of family-friendly non-perishable food in our emergency food pantries, we are basing results this year entirely on pounds of FOOD donated.
While we will gladly accept and appreciate financial donations, they will not count toward your school’s total poundage.
Other items that will not count:
- Bottles of water
- Large bulk items (No. 10 Cans, 25 pound bags of rice, etc.)
These items are not easily distributed to our average families.
Online Registration – Welcome to the Future!
For the first time, registration for the fall food drive will