On All Hallow’s Eve, Heather and her friend (name omitted) did leaf lettering of the neighborhood to about 75 houses, with the flyer (below), asking for food donations on Halloween. They spend about 2 hours taping these flyers on our neighbors doors; and 2 1/2 hours during Halloween, going door-to-door with their Radio Flyer wagon in tow; collecting over 3 wagons full of canned and dry goods. I had to drive the extra food back to the house, intermittently. The next morning, all of the food was due into the school by 7:30am; so Heather got up early, and sorted and pack and lugged all of the food (her friend help on lugging) to the school.
I posted this to facebook today, 11/19/13:
Wanted to thank all of our wonderful neighbors who donated food items to our daughter and friend during Halloween – Scare Hunger food drive. The girls brought in 200 food items and contributed to the collection of over 900 cans.
Northwest Harvest called and thanked the students of Renaissance for
their super efforts on the food drive. They collected a total
of 801 pounds of food (weighed by NW Harvest)! This was their
biggest food drive so far this year. Thank you!
We are from Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning (RSAR) and this Halloween, we are collecting canned goods to benefit Northwest Harvest. If you would like to participate we will be asking for donations during trick or treating time on Thursday, October 31st. To make this transition smoother, we ask that your canned goods be on stand-by at your front door.
Thank you for your support!
Heather & heather’s friend (name omitted)
WE SCARE HUNGER
This Halloween, be hunger heroes and help stop local
hunger in its tracks.
From October 23—November 1st, RSAR has joined participants across North America and the UK to take action and to collect non-perishable food items at school and in the community. We are collecting as many canned goods help support Northwest Harvest and raise awareness about local hunger.
Why our Renaissance students gets involved?
No one should go hungry, but 870 million people around the world do every day—some of them in our own backyard.
In the United States:
- 46.2 million Americans live in poverty.
- 14.9% of households do not always have enough money to buy food.
- Free or price-reduced lunches are provided to approximately 31.8 million children every school day.
RSAR collections go directly to Northwest Harvest and benefit local Eastside families.
Northwest Harvest distributed more than 26 million pounds of food last year, setting a distribution record and allowing them to serve unprecedented numbers of hungry people – See more at: http://www.northwestharvest.org/how-we-fight-hunger#sthash.5Zo2jvj7.dpuf