Character Counts Food Drive

Students donating items at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection
D34 parent and student donating items at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection
Students pushing shopping carts of donations into the Northfield Township Food Pantry
D30 Principal Scott Carlson loading donations at the Northfield Township Food Pantry
unloading donations at the Northfield Township Food Pantry
D34 team at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection event
Student with brown bag donating items at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection
D34 Asst Supt for HR Kevin Dorken carrying in bags of donations to the Food Pantry
Student Success Coordinator Amy Frederick with a shopping cart of donations
Students with Westbrook Principal Mr. Hoeft donating items at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection
Food items collected for Character Counts Food Drive
Exec. Director of Comms Cathy Kedjidjian with a shopping cart full of donations into the Northfield Township Food Pantry
Food items collected for Character Counts Food Drive
Westbrook Principal Mr. Hoeft walking brown bags filled with items into the Northfield Township Food Pantry
Village of Glenview Communications Manager David Just donating items at the 2022 Stuff the Bus collection
Filled minivan with items collected for the food drive

October 16 - 20, 2023

Beginning Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20, the students of District 34 and District 30, are coming together in conjunction with Character Counts Week to collect food items for donations to the Northfield Township Food Pantry (2550 Waukegan Rd Suite 100, Glenview, IL 60025). Collection boxes will be located at each school. Families may also choose to deliver food or check/cash donations directly to the pantry. A running total can be found below.

Stuff the Bus! Character Counts! in Glenview Food Drive

Our Stuff the Bus collection night on will be on Wednesday, October 18. Parents, students and community members can visit us along our route and help us Stuff the Bus for the food pantry and donate new and like-new winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for the Glenview Community Winter Wear Drive

What Should We Give?

The Northfield Township Food Pantry has received tremendous community support meeting the needs of our residents. Unfortunately there are still significant challenges simply sourcing enough food in appropriate household sizes.

Some of the most important items that are difficult to stock in sufficient numbers are canned proteins such as tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew, pasta with meat i.e. SpaghettiOs, and beans; soup; rice and pasta mixes and shelf-stable potatoes.

We invite teachers to use the data collection in any school projects that seem appropriate. If you take photos of collection activities, email them to District 34 Executive Director of Communications Cathy Kedjidjian.

Our intent is to get children thinking community-wide rather than as individual schools.

Character Counts! Food Drive Tracker

Date Glenview Community Running Total
10/16 198 items 198 items
10/17 578 items 776 items
10/18 1,104 items 1,880 items
Stuff the Bus 945 items 2,825 items
10/19 687 items 3,512 items
10/20 2,160 items 5,672 items

What is Character Counts?

This food drive is being organized by the Character Counts! in Glenview Committee and parent volunteers from Glenview District 34 and Northbrook/Glenview District 30.
 
The purpose of our committee is to share ideas about how we can best support our children and their schools and, when appropriate, coordinate joint projects such as this one.