Share the Well: Food Drive April 4-15 #MVFoodFight

Mar 23, 2016 | All School, Lower School News, Middle School News, Preschool News, Share the Well, Upper School News

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As a school community we are banding together for a two-week campaign to stock the shelves at a time when our local community needs it the most.
Beginning Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 15 the entire Mount Vernon community has an opportunity to come together and Share the Well  by donating non-perishable food items for those through the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center!
While any and all canned, boxed and bagged items are appreciated, the following items are needed the most:
Food Drive List:

  • Beans (dry/can)
  • Beef Stew
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meats (Chicken, Tuna, Spam)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Pastas
  • Cereal
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Dry or Evaporated Milk
  • Jelly
  • Jell-O or Pudding Mix
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta Meal Makers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pork and Beans
  • Potatoes (dry/can)
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Snacks (crackers, cookies)
  • Tomato Sauce

Drop off locations include:

  • Preschool Classrooms
  • Lower School Classrooms
  • Grades 5-6 Hallway
  • Middle School Academic Building Conference Room
  • Glenn Campus Front Desk
Traditionally, MVPS like so many companies and organizations, has collected food during the month of November. Yet last year, after spending time with the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs, many of our youngest learners discovered the leanest time of year for giving occurs in the spring. Reflecting on this experience as well as the feedback received from Community Assistance Center volunteers, Mount Vernon made the decision to hold this year’s food collection drive in April.