Character Counts Food Drive
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.
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
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