Purpose of The Harvest Drive
The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates events
that take place at several public schools every Thanksgiving.
Families receive a complete Thanksgiving meal and a week's
worth of grocery staples, as well as personal and household
necessities during Thanksgiving season.

Fundraising efforts and collections are under way throughout
the fall season. In years past, student from over 150 public
and private schools, as well as  churches, temples and many
other community organizations have held drives and supplied
the Harvest Drive with the non-perishable food that is
distributed to our families.

The unique characteristic of the program is that in addition to
the business and community donations, children are at the
helm of all collections. In addition to helping others,
the
purpose of the Harvest Drive is to teach children at an
early age that their contributions can make a difference
in the lives of others, by facilitating their direct
participation in the project.
High school clubs fundraise and collect large quantities of
food obtained at local grocery stores throughout the County.
Middle and elementary school students collect food and funds
throughout their classrooms and other school wide activities.

Civic clubs, local businesses, corporations, volunteer
organizations and PTAs have generously sponsored the
Harvest Drive by providing money to purchase the perishable
foods.

Children Helping Children
Educating children and creating a consciousness about the
needs of their community; promoting altruism and giving them
the opportunity to help others are the cornerstone of the
Harvest Drive. Harvest Drive believes in encouraging the
concept of children and adults working hand-in-hand to assist
families in Broward County with gifts of food and other
necessities during the Thanksgiving holidays and throughout
the year. Please join us in our efforts to stamp out hunger our
Broward County communities!
A heartfelt thank you to WHOLE FOODS MARKET team
and their customers for their generous donation to the
Harvest Drive. This money goes directly to assisting
hungry students and there families. We could not do
what we do everyday without the community support of
wonderful organizations like Whole Foods Markets!
"Harvest Heros" Making a Difference            
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Harvest Drive
Supports Food Pantry
for Broward County
School Families

Harvest Drive has taken on the task
of supporting a fully stocked
year-round food pantry. The pantry is
located at the Broward County school
social workers' district office in
Lauderdale Manors.

Boxes are filled with non-perishable
foods and given to any family in need
by their school social worker. The  
second pantry at Western High
School will soon be a  year-round
pantry for the same purpose.

If you would like to contribute to this
pantry, please contact Jodi
jodisamson@browardschools.com


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THANKSforGIVING
Harvest Drive remains a 100%
volunteer charity, staffed by  
students, school administrators,
teachers, community sponsors and
"worker bees".

If interested in volunteer
opportunities, as well as for
students wanting to earn
"Community Service Hours "
contact Davi,our Volunteer
Coordinator at
harvestdrivevolunteers@gmail.com.