Broward County Students will be out at grocery stores handing our our needs list and
collecting non-perishables. Please Buy One and Give One to Harvest Drive.
We will be assisting approximately 8,000 + individuals ( More than 2,000 families)
identified through social workers this Thanksgiving.
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
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
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
Great Video by Students
The Harvest Drive at Glades Middle School was featured in a
video by WAHS which produces a morning show at American
Heritage in Plantation.
A job well done giving a true look into what it takes to produce a
Harvest Drive and the passion to all involved! Go to this link to
Glades Harvest Drive Video
Click on Image to
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